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Ageing Strategy 2016-2021 LGA – SA

Age Friendly Communities and Environment Framework.
The World Health Organisation has developed a checklist of the essential features of age friendly cities that make a community more liveable and manageable for older people, touching on
– outdoor spaces and buildings
– transportation
– housing
– social participation
– respect and social inclusion
– civic participation and employment
– communication and information
– community and health services.
In South Australia, the State Government has developed its own guidelines for Age Friendly Environments and Communities as part of the South Australia’s Communities for All: Our Age friendly Future initiative.
This initiative has taken the WHO checklist and tailored it to the South Australian context in the form of local guidelines for residential developments, Local Government and State Government. As with the WHO Checklist of Age Friendly Cities, the South Australian guidelines traverse both the physical and community service environments that promote active ageing.

Author & Year Published : Local Government Association of SA; LGA (1/12/2015)

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