Ageing and Life Course

Topics

Elder abuse

Elder abuse is a problem that exists in both developing and developed countries yet is typically underreported globally. Prevalence rates or estimates exist only in selected developed countries - ranging from 1% to 10%. Although the extent of elder mistreatment is unknown, its social and moral significance is obvious.

Knowledge translation

Whether it is maintaining active ageing societies, or dealing with growing chronic diseases, housing and other community and social elements of ageing, understanding how to make use of evidence to develop a national approach to the ageing agenda is essential.

Older persons in emergencies

Emergency situations are increasing worldwide and older people remain one of the most seriously affected groups. Yet, the needs and contributions of older people are generally overlooked by humanitarian organizations in terms of policy and practice.

WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

The Network was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide. Any city or community that is committed to creating inclusive and accessible urban environments to benefit their ageing populations is welcome to join.

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