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1. What Is An Age-Friendly Community?
Communities that promote the health, participation and security of older adults are described as “age-friendly.” Efforts to improve age-friendliness have been underway around the world thanks to global agencies like The World Health Organization and state- based agents for change such as Age-Friendly Rhode Island. These groups work to enhance the lives of older citizens through partnerships between public service agencies, advocacy groups, businesses and educational, faith-based, and cultural organizations. We are transforming Rhode Island into a more age-friendly place in which to thrive by utilizing the WHO framework.
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Age Friendly Communities Focus on Nine Key areas
These are the nine domains or key areas of concern identified as being the most vital to older adults in Rhode Island that should be incorporated in to an Age-Friendly initiative: