Report of the Age-Friendly Cities Conference

11/06/2017 - 17:09

From 2-4 October 2017, The Hague, the first city in the Netherlands to join the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, hosted the Age-friendly Cities Conference The Hague on innovation, health and active ageing. 

During the conference, the cities of The Hague, Manchester, Frankfurt, Bangalore, New York and Suzhou agreed to lead the way in international cooperation by working together to create a more positive image of ageing in the city. The six cities committed to engage with their senior citizens to identify innovative solutions to enable them to live independently for longer periods of time, and to exchange their solutions and experiences when doing so. 

Ultimately, the six cities aim at finding ways to improve the image of the older inhabitants of the city by promoting a more realistic picture of senior citizens. They will work together on solutions and share not only their successes but also their failures.

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