An age friendly local council is one that encourages healthier and more active aging and allows well-being during all stages of life.
A summary of the booklet "Age Friendly Environments in Israel: a Guide for the Local Councils", by the Healthy Cities Network, is based on the guide written by the World Health Organization, and has been formulated and customized for Israel by a team of experts in the field of old age, health promotion, municipal health coordinators who are members of the network, and a variety of government and voluntary bodies.
In the booklet, you can find:
Recommendations for becoming part of and understanding the process required by the municipality to customize the municipality or make it age friendly; preparing a program and determining success and performance indices; implementing the program and measuring its performance and success.
A wide variety of areas of action: prevention of falls and safe walking, prevention of loneliness among senior citizens, development of personal and communal strength, healthy nutrition and nutritional security, encouragement of physical activity, and more.