IFA / WHO Webinar Series
Age-friendly environments is a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia. As this trend continues to grow, knowledge translation remains just as important as knowledge creation. For this reason, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) is pleased to host a series of webinars on trends and themes relating to age-friendly environments.
Presented by Dr Ryan Woolrych, Associate Professor, Urban Studies, Heriot Watt University
Presented by Ms. Alana Officer, Senior Health Advisor, Department of Ageing and Life Course, WHO
Presented by Dr Megumi Kano, DrPH, Technical Officer, WHO Kobe Centre for Health Development
Presented by Ms. Natalie Turner, Senior Programme Manager (Localities), for the Centre for Ageing Better UK
Presented by Mr. Stephen Johnston, Co-founder and CEO of Aging2.0
Presented by Dr. Verena Menec, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba
Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group
The International Federation on Ageing launched a new series of webinars on Age-friendly Environments supported by Hall & Prior Health and Aged Care Group. These webinars provide innovative solutions to knowledge gaps posed by planners, policymakers and researchers aiming to create and sustain age-friendly environments. The series will also go beyond the traditional cities and communities to include the broader sense of environment such as businesses and universities.
Grantmakers in Aging (GIA)
There was an emphasis across all communities to promote the importance of intergenerational programs emphasizing the importance of including all ages and not just the ageing population, which is the original intent of the age-friendly concept.