This is a selection of key resources available online to support age-friendly communities through all stages of the program cycle. It is not exhaustive. If you have resources you would like to share or you think are missing please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Toolkit and the World Health Organization (WHO) website section for age friendly cities. These sites include information about the network and how communities can join. A downloadable brochure is also available.
- Information, resources, events and discussions about age-friendly communities and the global network. The site is hosted by International Federation of Ageing with assistance from the WHO. It provides access to a range of helpful resources with facts and figures on the impact of global aging. They also provide links to upcoming conferences and events.
- Public Health Agency of Canada, Age-Friendly Communities page, links to all Canadian age-friendly websites. Good resources can be found in the section: “How Can Canadian Communities Become More Age-friendly?”
- Age-Friendly New York City offers tools, resources and information. A particularly useful resource is their 2013 report on progress across 59 initiatives.
- AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Toolkit, a self-service guide for how your community can become a member of this World Health Organization-affiliated program.
- AARP’s Public Policy Institute, information and resources for livable communities.
- Complete Streets resources, including useful guides and toolkits.
- Livable New York resource manual.
- Chapter nine of AARP’s policy book covering livable communities, with a link at the bottom to a downloadable PDF version of the entire chapter.
World Health Organization (WHO)
- Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide (PDF) While slightly dated (2007), this detailed guide to Age-Friendly Cities is still a good resource.
- WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities (PDF) A two-page, tri-fold brochure that covers the main points and process of the global network.
- Checklist of Essential Features of Age-Friendly Cities (PDF) A four-page tool for self-assessment and charting progress towards becoming an age-friendly community.
- A rich and helpful 81-page resource prepared as a toolkit to help New York City neighborhoods become more age friendly.
- WHO toolkit for age-friendly primary health care centres.
- This Canadian guide and toolkit were developed to assist communities to start up, implement and evaluate their age-friendly initiatives. Both were developed by the Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, Mount Saint Vincent University and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
- From the UK Urban Ageing Consortium, a guide for cities, boroughs, towns, counties, partners and communites, based on the experiences of Manchester, England (PDF).
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