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 to a wide range of bodies from national, state and city governments to public and private agencies across the globe.

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

The Age-friendly Environments programme is an international effort by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to address the factors that contribute to active and healthy ageing.

Queenslanders are living longer and most are living active, independent lives and want to continue to participate in community life. Ensuring that older people enjoy an active role in their community not only improves their quality of life, it also contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of Queensland.

Access the closed caption transcript here.

3 Responses to Dr Alexandre Kalache, Age-friendly Environments

  1. Nina Higgins says:

    As Secretary of Bundaberg &District COTA Inc, I am extremely interested in trying to keep abreast of current thinking and then maybe we can make a difference for ourselves and those who follow on .I am interested in current thinking

  2. Susan Tippett says:

    Can i please get a dvd copy of the Dr Alexandre Kalache presentation? I work with the Logan Seniors Network and would be a great resource. Susan Tippett, Greater Metro South Brisbane Medicare Local, PO Box 6435, Upper Mt Gravatt Q 4122

    • admin says:


      DVD will be in the mail this week. We would also like to invite you to become a member of COTAQ, forms will be enclosed.

      Kind REgards,
      Debra Short
      Finance and Administration Manager

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