Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Congress and Technical Meeting on the Development of National Programs
November 13 to 15, 2023
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
The proposed areas of action for the Decade of Healthy Aging 2021-2030 include ensuring that communities foster the capacities of older people by designing strategies that support healthy aging and involving different sectors and stakeholders. One tool for implementing age-friendly environments is the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (GNAFCC).
The Network has more than 1,500 active members, being more than half from the Americas region. There has been an exponential growth in several Latin American countries in recent years, including Mexico. This represents an opportunity and a challenge for the advancement of the program, being essential that the cities and communities members of the Network strengthen their work towards age-friendliness through sustainable actions, based on intersectorality, with tangible results.
For this reason, the congress on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities and a following technical meeting are proposed to be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from November 13 to 15, 2023, jointly organized between the governments of Jalisco and Guadalajara, the Healthy Aging program of the Regional Office of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the PAHO office in Mexico, and the Age-Friendly Environments program of the World Health Organization (WHO), in collaboration with AARP and the Pan-Canadian Age-Friendly Communities Initiative, affiliate members WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.
The main objective of this event is to strengthen the Network in the Americas region through the exchange of knowledge between the different actors that promote age-friendly environments in the Americas and other regions of the world, and the presentation of opportunities and tools that can strengthen the work in the GNAFCC.
For more information on the Decade of Healthy Aging in the Americas: https://www.paho.org/en/decade-healthy-aging-2020-2030
For more information on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in the Americas: https://www.paho.org/en/topics/age-friendly-cities-and-communities