Care and independence in older age
30 May 2013 -- Many people are able to age in good health and remain active participants in society throughout their lives. But others experience physical and cognitive limitations, and may lose the ability to live independently. A recent high level meeting in the Hague explored what can be done to maintain independence in older age, and how to build systems that can provide quality and affordable care for those who need it.
The 2nd International Conference on Age-Friendly Cities will be held in Québec City, Canada on 9-11 September 2013. The Conference welcomes participants with an interest in population ageing, including policy makers, practitioners from the health social and community service sectors, urban planning and academia.
Good health adds life to years
4 April 2012 -- Ageing and health - to which each and every one of us can relate - is the theme of this year's World Health Day. Using the slogan "Good health adds life to years", campaign activities and materials focus on how good health throughout life can help older men and women lead full and productive lives and be a resource for their families and communities.
1 April 2012 -- The Network was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide. Any city or community committed to creating inclusive and accessible urban environments to benefit their ageing populations is welcome to join.
2 billion2 billion people will be aged 60 and older by 2050. This represents both challenges and opportunities.10 facts on ageing and the life course
4-6%Around 4-6% of older persons in high-income countries have experienced some form of maltreatment at home.Fact sheet: elder maltreatment
25-30%of people aged 85 or older have some degree of cognitive decline.Facts about ageing