More Resilient Cities

 

Beijing

Usually health and social care issues dominate my blog but I came across this article this week which I found quite thought provoking about changing our cityscapes. It seems that cities are on a race against time to adapt to their growing older populations and are embracing promoting inclusion, ending isolation and turning the streets into a physical environment that welcomes older people. For more about this topic go and read:

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/apr/25/improving-with-age-how-city-design-is-adapting-to-older-populations

On a similar theme, this month also saw the publication of a new resource from Alzheimers Disease International on Dementia Friendly Communities. The publications set out key principles for dementia friendly communities and provide case studies and examples from around the world. To access these and find out more visit:

http://www.alz.co.uk/dementia-friendly-communities

The Useful Websites on the resources page is really helpful if you want to know more about this.

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