Is Your City Age-Friendly?
Take the World Health Organization's survey to see if your city is age-friendly.
Explore the topic of aging in America through in-depth stories, data and interactive content at governing.com/generations.
What features are essential for an age-friendly community? The World Health Organization studied 33 cities in 22 countries across the globe, and it published a checklist of the elements a city needs in order to be a place where residents can age comfortably. The full checklist appears below.
Outdoor spaces and buildings
Pavements are non-slip, are wide enough for wheelchairs and have dropped curbs to road level.
Respect and social inclusion
Civic participation and employment
Communication and information
Community and health services
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
LATEST MANAGEMENT & LABOR HEADLINES
Businesses: Anti-LGBT Bills Could Cost Texas $8.5 Billion and More Than 100,000 Jobs1 day ago
What We Don't Know About Trump's Carrier Deal (and Most States' Business Deals)1 day ago
Biden and Trump Agree on One Thing: LaGuardia Airport Needs an Upgrade4 days ago
ExxonMobil Fires Back at Massachusetts AG With Its Own Lawsuit4 days ago
N.J. Court Rejects Civil Service Changes for Public Workers1 week ago
Why Carrier Deal Could Set Troubling Precedent1 week ago