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Age-Friendly Cities and CommunitiesA Global Perspective$
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Tine Buffel, Sophie Handler, and Chris Phillipson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447331315

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.001.0001

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The age-friendly community: a test for inclusivity

The age-friendly community: a test for inclusivity

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(p.251) Thirteen The age-friendly community: a test for inclusivity
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Age-Friendly Cities and Communities
Author(s):

Sheila Peace

Jeanne Katz

Caroline Holland

Rebecca L. Jones

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.003.0013

Chapter 13 tests the inclusivity of age-friendliness for the lives of older people with sight loss living within English urban and rural communities. The chapter presents findings from an in-depth study with diverse groups of older people with vision impairment to consider how their needs and aspirations can be, or are being met in relation to the development of age-friendly cities and communities. The study identifies transport and the built environment as two important areas for vision impaired older people, emphasising the significance of more inclusive design, including assistive technology and accessible street design, in facilitating social inclusion. In order to move AFCCs policies forward, the authors conclude, the approach requires recognition of the heterogeneity of the ageing population and the importance of involving people in co-design and co-production of living spaces.

Keywords:   Age-friendly cities and communities, Population ageing, Urbanisation, Ageing policy, Social exclusion, Coproduction, Diversity, Vision impairment

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