Working with Older People: Volume 22 Issue 1

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


Table of contents - Special Issue: Age friendly communities: the way forward

Developing age-friendly work in the twenty-first century: new challenges and agendas

Christopher Phillipson

The purpose of this paper is to review factors influencing the development of age-friendly communities, pressures arising from context of economic austerity, and issues which need…

Aligning age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities in the UK

Natalie Turner, Stacy Cannon

The purpose of this paper is to set out the history and origins of dementia-friendly communities (DFCs) and age-friendly communities (AFCs) in the UK, the differing frameworks and…

Planners and aging professionals collaborate for livable communities

Stephanie Krone Firestone, Laura Keyes, Esther Greenhouse

The purpose of this paper is to share the findings from a learning intervention aimed at facilitating more regular and effective collaboration across the planning and aging…

The UK Network of Age-friendly Communities: a general review

Samuèle Rémillard-Boilard

The purpose of this paper is to present a detailed account of the work and contribution of the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities, a platform established to support the…

Translating Research into Action: involving older people in co-producing knowledge about age-friendly neighbourhood interventions

Patty Doran, Tine Buffel

Developing what has been termed “age-friendly” cities has become a significant issue for public policy. To date, however, there is limited knowledge about how older people can be…

An evaluation tool for Age-Friendly and Dementia Friendly Communities

Stefanie Buckner, Calum Mattocks, Melanie Rimmer, Louise Lafortune

The purpose of this paper is to report how an evaluation tool originally developed for Age-Friendly Cities was pilot-tested in the context of the Dementia Friendly Community (DFC…


Developing indicators for the Age-Friendly Cities and Counties Programme in Ireland

Sarah Gibney, Sinead Shannon

The purpose of this paper is to describe a study undertaken in Ireland to develop a set of local age-friendly indicators which have been used to support the Age-Friendly Cities…

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