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Lyon and the international network WHO GNAFCC, Global network of age-friendly cities and communities (World Health Organization)

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Lyon is a founding member of the network.

Name:

WHO GNAFCC, Global network of age-friendly cities and communities (World Health Organization)

The status of Lyon in the network:
  • active member of the network of Age-friendly Cities
Year in which Lyon joined the network:

2010

Topic addressed in the network:
  • Social cohesion.
Partner cities of Lyon and network members:

Barcelona (Spain), Geneva (Switzerland), Montreal (Canada).

In 2006, the WHO launched the international network of Age-friendly Cities" due to the context of an ageing population. Both a label and a tool, this network aims to measure and help the integration of the elderly in society. In the context of their membership, the candidate cities must audit and collect the opinions of the populations of the elderly in the various areas of urban life.

Lyon's action in the international WHO GNAFCC network

As the first French city to join the network, in 2009 Lyon launched a vast urban audit to collect the views of the elderly and to reflect on which it can do with its elderly population, with regard to development and also with regard to its service and activity offer. On the basis of this study - conducted in partnership with universities, associations, assistants and service providers - a three-year action plan was produced from 2010 to take ageing into account in every sectorial policy of the city.

Contact

Maud Felix-Faure

Mairie de Lyon

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