In February 2014 the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities named the City of Clarence as an Age-friendly City.
The Age-friendly City title recognises Clarence’s efforts over the last 10 years to involve and cater for older residents through the provision of and ongoing improvement across eight domains identified in the WHO Age-Friendly Cites Guide:
- outdoor spaces and buildings;
- social participation;
- respect and social inclusion;
- civic participation and employment;
- communication and information; and
- community support and health services.
Council met the four stage criteria of the WHO Network by having an ongoing commitment to a cycle of continually assessing and improving our age−friendliness through: Planning, Implementation, Progress Evaluation, and Continual Improvement.
The WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide. It provides a global platform for information exchange, mutual support through the sharing of experience and will help keep Clarence looking for new ways to support our ageing population.
For more information please contact Council’s Community Planning and Development Officer on 6217 9597.
World Health Organisation (WHO) Age Friendly website
What is an age friendly world?
“All ages – all abilities – all socio-economic status”
- It is a place that enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities.
- It is a place that treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age.
- It is a place that makes it easy to stay connected to those around you and those you love.
- It is a place that helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages.
- And it is a place that helps those who can no longer look after themselves to live with dignity and enjoyment.
WHO Website Age Friendly World
This website has been created to share information about the growing age friendly cities and communities movement across the world. We wish to provide a vibrant global platform for information exchange and learning and meeting place for members of the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.
The Global Network section of this site introduces the cities and communities working towards becoming more age friendly, and the affiliated programs and networks which support them in doing so. You can contact each Network member for more information on their work through the contact forms on their individual profile pages.
Local facebook pages include:
Tasmania Age Friendly Communities Face Book page
Australian Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities