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
Exiting Municipal Bankruptcy4 days ago
Training Future Leaders to Master Policy and IT4 days ago
Detroit’s 50-Year Plan4 days ago
New San Francisco Rule Prevents Employers from Changing Worker Schedules3 hours ago
Department of Education Will Require States to Rate Teacher Preparation Programs3 hours ago
Atlanta Fire Chief Punished After Writing Religious Book1 day ago