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Age-Friendly Educational Webinars

 

IFA / WHO Webinar Series

Age-friendly environments is a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia. As this trend continues to grow, knowledge translation remains just as important as knowledge creation. For this reason, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is pleased to host a series of webinars on trends and themes relating to age-friendly environments.

Past Webinars

 

2019 Webinars

The Decade of Healthy Ageing | Scaling Up Age Friendly Cities and Communities

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Presented by:

  • Ms Alana Officer, Team Lead, Healthy Ageing Division of Healthier Populations, Word Health Organization

 

An Introduction: The Decade of Healthy Ageing

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Presented by:

  • Dr Mary Manandhar, Technical Officer,  Department of Ageing and Life Course, World Health Organization

 

Age-friendly housing: Promoting healthy spaces for all ages

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Presented by:

  • Dr Ramona Ludolph, Technical Officer, Department of Public Health, Environmental & Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
  • Ms Sybil Boutilier, Chair, Age Friendly Sausalito and Commissioner, Marin County Commission on Aging (California, United States)
  • Mr Luis Berrios Novoa, Social Services Analyst, Barcelona Provincial Council and Advisor, Age-friendly cities support, Barcelona County Council (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Ms Raquel Castelo Branco, Director, Social Cohesion Department, Porto County Council (Porto, Portugal)
2018 Webinars

Engaging Planners as Livable Community Allies

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Presented by:

  • Ms Stephanie Firestone, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, Health and Age-friendly Communities, AARP International
  • Dr Laura Keyes, Lecturer in Nonprofit Management, Department of Public Administration, University of North Texas

Social inclusion & the design of age-friendly spaces

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Presented by Dr Ryan Woolrych, Associate Professor, Urban Studies, Heriot Watt University

Age-Friendly Europe: Good practices and next steps

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Presented by:

  • Dr Manfred Huber, Coordinator – Healthy Ageing, Disability and Long-term Care, World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen;
  • Ms Anne Berit Rafoss, Special Adviser – Department for Ageing, Health and Work, City of Oslo; Second term chair of the Working group on “Urban ageing” in Eurocities

Ending Ageism: Toward a world for all ages

Now Available: Webinar Recording | Presentation Slides

Presented by:

  • Dr Vânia de la Fuente Núñez, Technical Officer, Department of Ageing and Life Course World Health Organization;
  • Prof. Liat Ayalon, Professor – Bar Ilan University, School of Social Work & Coordinator – Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, international Ph.D. program on Ageism;
  • Dr Nena Georgantzi, Policy Coordinator Human Rights & Non-Discrimination, AGE Platform Europe & PhD Fellow, National University of Ireland Galway
2017 Webinars

Establishing Age-Friendly Environments

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Presented by Ms. Alana Officer, Senior Health Advisor, Department of Ageing and Life Course, WHO

 

WHO Core Indicators of Age-Friendliness

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Presented by Dr Megumi Kano, DrPH, Technical Officer, WHO Kobe Centre for Health Development

 

Making communities work for the most vulnerable: What can age-friendly learn from the dementia-friendly movement?

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Presented by Ms. Natalie Turner, Senior Programme Manager (Localities), for the Centre for Ageing Better UK

 

Aging2.0: Improving experiences for older people through technology and innovation

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Presented by Mr. Stephen Johnston, Co-founder and CEO of Aging2.0

 

Rural and Remote Age-friendly Communities

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Presented by Dr. Verena Menec, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba

2016 Webinars

Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group

The International Federation on Ageing launched a new series of webinars on Age-friendly Environments supported by Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group. These webinars provide innovative solutions to knowledge gaps posed by planners, policymakers and researchers aiming to create and sustain age-friendly environments. The series will also go beyond the traditional cities and communities to include the broader sense of environment such as businesses and universities.

Grantmakers in Aging (GIA)

2015 Webinars

Building on the successful collaboration between the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) and Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) from 2014, the continued partnership explores targeted interest areas through the development of a second webinar series around Age-friendly Cities and Communities. Webinars in this series (“Series 2.0”) are structured towards individuals and agencies who have more than a basic understanding of AFCC programs and who have the experience to contribute to the dialogue that will happen around each webinar.

2014 Webinars

Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) initiated a collaboration with the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) to help build and strengthen the capacity of five Community AGEnda Sites: Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Kansas City, Missouri; and Indiana. In this partnership, the IFA developed two webinars designed to address some of the fundamental challenges experienced by all communities and an environmental scan that was used to inform targeted strategies toward capacity building efforts within each community. The environmental scan was conducted and results used as a road map to tailor support in accordance with the specific needs of each community and the annual goals of the community. Access live recordings of the webinars here:

There was an emphasis across all communities to promote the importance of intergenerational programs emphasizing the importance of including all ages and not just the ageing population, which is the original intent of the age-friendly concept.

 

Please contact Ms Helen Valkanas to learn more about this webinar series.

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