The World Health Organization has launched
, a platform which lives through the active contributions of members of the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, including the International Federation on Ageing.
Age-Friendly World aims to enable people of all ages to actively participate in community activities, and to support those who can no longer look after themselves in living with dignity and enjoyment. Many cities and communities are actively working to become more age-friendly, but barriers still persist. Some obstacles to age-friendliness, such as inaccessible public transit, are physical and tangible. Others result from the way we think about ageing and the way we view and treat older people. Through Age-Friendly World, organizations committed to combating ageism and enabling functional ability aim to tear down these barriers.