Global Age-friendly cities

Global Age-friendly Cities is a project promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO), to promote policies aimed at adapting cities and their services to that older people can live safely, maintain their health and participate in the city life. The basic idea is that a friendly city to older people is a city for all the ages.

In 2011, Manresa was recognized as a Global Age-friendly City by the World Health Organization. For this reason, it works to respond to the older people concerns, collected through a participatory process.

In this context, the Diputació de Barcelona has counted on the collaboration of DEP Institut to evaluate the results of the project “Global Age-friendly Cities” in the city of Manresa. The objectives of the evaluation have been to evaluate whether the target population of the project is benefiting, and to evaluate the project in terms of operation and internal organization.

To achieve these aims, indicators have been collected, conducted surveys of the general population and people over 65 years old, interviews and discussion groups.

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