New global network to make cities friendlier for the elderly

Vogel, Lauren
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, pE581
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities established by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help various cities enhance their physical and social environments to promote healthy and active older people. It says that the network will aid in information exchanges and will offer technical support and training for elderly citizens. Among the areas to be improved include outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, and community support and health services.


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