Cambridge University

CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities

People are living longer. Yet for many, the opportunities afforded by a longer life – to themselves and society – are lost due to poor health and difficulty remaining involved in society. This is exacerbated by socioeconomic disadvantage, and associated with increasing social and economic costs. The balance between the ‘burden’ and the benefits of an ageing population can thus be tipped either way. One promising approach is to design enabling ‘ageing-friendly’ environments that support people to live well. While the global trend to create Age-Friendly Communities (AFCs) continues, major gaps remain in our understanding of their effect on health-related outcomes, the resources needed to sustain them, and their social value. This evidence gap reflects a lack of capacity to evaluate these complex interventions, and challenges measuring resources and outcomes. Still, substantial investment in age-friendly initiatives makes it imperative to understand whether they are effective, and what value they can generate.

The presentation will give a timely update on a research programme that will provide a sound evidence base and a robust methodology for assessing the social value of age-friendly work at different geographical scales and in differing demographic contexts.

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Event date: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

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