Age-Friendly Communities - CURA

Age-Friendly Communities - Active Aging Alliance

The Age-Friendly Communities Research Alliance was a 5-year program of research that was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. How can we make a community "age-friendly"? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an age-friendly community is one that provides support and opportunities in eight areas: outdoor spaces and buildings; transportation; housing; respect and inclusion; social participation; civic participation and employment; communication and information; and community supports and health services.


World Health Organization. Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide.
Geneva: World Health Organization, 2007.

Information on the research study

If you would like information on the Age-Friendly Communities CURA project, contact

Dr. Verena Menec
Department of Community Health Sciences