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

Developing age-friendly work in the twenty-first century: new challenges and agendas PurposeThe 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 to be considered for further work.Design/methodology/approachA synthesis of academic literature covering both age-friendly research and other relevant studies.FindingsPressures on the age-friendly movement include: cuts to the budgets of local authorities; impact of urban regeneration; and high levels of deprivation in inner city communities. Responses need to consider: closer links with other urban programmes (e.g. healthy cities); prioritising the challenge of social inequality; exerting great control over urban development and regeneration; and devising new approaches to delivering age-friendly interventions at a neighbourhood level.Originality/valueAlthough the age-friendly movement has many achievements to its name, economic pressures are raising question marks about its future progress. The paper identifies several options for future development. Central to these must be linking age-friendly debates to the inequalities and injustices which affect city life. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

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

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1366-3666
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10.1108/WWOP-12-2017-0037
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PurposeThe 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 to be considered for further work.Design/methodology/approachA synthesis of academic literature covering both age-friendly research and other relevant studies.FindingsPressures on the age-friendly movement include: cuts to the budgets of local authorities; impact of urban regeneration; and high levels of deprivation in inner city communities. Responses need to consider: closer links with other urban programmes (e.g. healthy cities); prioritising the challenge of social inequality; exerting great control over urban development and regeneration; and devising new approaches to delivering age-friendly interventions at a neighbourhood level.Originality/valueAlthough the age-friendly movement has many achievements to its name, economic pressures are raising question marks about its future progress. The paper identifies several options for future development. Central to these must be linking age-friendly debates to the inequalities and injustices which affect city life.

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 12, 2018

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