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Age-friendly Cities and Communities

IFA 2016 - Age Friendly Cities and Communities

A Global Opportunity to Inspire, Support and Connect with Age-friendly Cities and Communities

The interplay of a person’s intrinsic capacity with the environment is a key factor in developing and maintaining the path toward sustainable healthy ageing.  Age-friendly environments is one of the five key priorities in the WHO World Report on Ageing and Health and builds an important foundation for the five interconnected domains of functional ability in enabling older people to: meet their basic needs; learn, grow and … Read the rest

Age-friendly Queensland

“An Age-friendly community is an inclusive and accessible environment that promotes active ageing”

The Age-friendly Cities and Communities program is a global initiative of the World Health Organisation to address the environments and social factors that contribute to active and healthy ageing in societies.

The World Health Organisation has created a checklist of essential features to assist communities to become age-friendly. Governments, organisations and individuals can use this checklist to match their own experiences of their community’s characteristics and barriers:… Read the rest

Partners in Age-friendly

COTA Queensland is pleased to continue working in partnership with the Office for Seniors towards the building of an Age-friendly Queensland.

Dr Alexandre Kalache, Age-friendly Environments

On April 30 2012, COTA Queensland was host to Dr Alexandre Kalache who presented a free lecture at the State Library of Queensland.

Dr Alex Kalache pioneered the concept of “active ageing” and developed the Global Movement on Age-friendly Cities whilst at the World Health Organisation. He was head of the WHO Ageing and Life Course Programme from 1995 to 2007.

He was the Thinker in Residence for the South Australian Government, and acts as an advisor on age-related issues … Read the rest

Creating Age-friendly Communities – Monday 21 August 2017

COTA Queensland’s Annual Policy Forum, timed to coincide with the official opening of Seniors Week 2017, will focus on Creating Age-friendly Communities.

Keynote speaker is John Byrne, Change Agent and Specialist Adviser in Urban Design, Planning, Policy and Housing.

John will be joined by Dr Kathleen Brasher an inaugural member, World Health Organization Global Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Strategic Advisory Group, who was an invited expert on the Tasmanian Government’s Age Friendly Communities Project and is currently Principal Project Leader, … Read the rest

Queensland an Age-friendly State

Let’s all contribute to making Queensland an Age-friendly State!

In 2016 and estimated 712, 372 Queenslanders were aged 65 and over – this represents 14.7% of Queensland’s total population. By 2036, it is projected one in five Queenslanders will be aged 65 and over.

COTA Queensland has been advocating for an Age-friendly Queensland since the World Health Organisation initiated the concept in 2005.

What does it mean to have an Age-friendly community?

An Age-friendly community is  where older people are … Read the rest

Queensland supports Age-friendly Communities

COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland has welcomed today’s release of Queensland: an age-friendly community Strategic direction statement by the State Government.

COTA Queensland has been a strong advocate for age-friendly cities and communities since the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched this initiative in 2007.

Queensland’s population is ageing as a result of sustained low fertility (despite an increase in births in recent years), increasing life expectancy and the movement of the large baby boomer cohort (those born between … Read the rest

More than 9000 responses to Queensland’s Age-friendly survey

The Palaszczuk Government is one step closer to making Queensland a more Age-friendly community, after receiving more than 9,000 responses to a public survey as part of developing the new seniors strategy.

The survey highlighted many key issues, such as access to transport, employment and information technology – all of which are vital to supporting and growing an age-friendly community and addressing social isolation experienced by many older Queenslanders.

A visit to Brisbane by world leading authority on ageing, Professor … Read the rest

Let’s Build an Age-friendly Queensland Together

Media release
15 January 2016

Let’s Build an Age-friendly Queensland Together


COTA (Council on the Ageing) Queensland welcomes the State Government’s announcement today that they are committing $18 million to prevent social isolation and elder abuse.

COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans also commended the Government’s adoption of the WHO’s (World Health Organisation)  Age- friendly principles to guide the development of the Seniors Strategy.

COTA Queensland has been a strong age-friendly  advocate since the WHO launched it’s  Age-friendly Cities and … Read the rest

Re-think Our Cities – UN expert calls for older persons’ accessibility to all urban settings

Thursday 1 October 2015 GENEVA – Speaking ahead of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, urges States to improve older persons’ accessibility to urban infrastructure, facilities and services.

“We need to re-think our cities. Over 900 million older persons will be living in cities across the world by 2050, but our cities are not fit for … Read the rest