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Engaging Older People in Age-Friendly Cities through Participatory Video Design

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Faculty of Social Work & Applied Psychology, University of Applied Sciences Leiden, Zernikedreef 11, 2333 CK Leiden, The Netherlands
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Chair of Urban Ageing, Faculty of Social Work & Education, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, 2521 EN Den Haag, The Netherlands
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Faculty of Health, Nutrition & Sport, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, 2521 EN Den Haag, The Netherlands
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Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Leiden University Medical Centre, Hippocratespad 21, 2333 ZD Leiden, The Netherlands
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(23), 8977; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238977
Received: 28 October 2020 / Revised: 19 November 2020 / Accepted: 24 November 2020 / Published: 2 December 2020
Participatory video design is a novel approach to collect experiences and perceptions of older people about the age-friendliness of their city or neighborhood. In this article, we describe how this co-creative method can add to specific knowledge about the preferences and needs of older people about the improvement or preservation of their environment. We describe two examples of this approach in the cities of The Hague and Leiden, the Netherlands. Persons of 60 years and older were invited to participate in a “workshop” on filmmaking focusing on age-friendly cities. A professional filmmaker and a researcher of the University of Applied Sciences worked in co-creation with older people, to produce short films on the topics that were perceived as important from the perspective of the participants. The older people worked in couples to produce their short films about the city or their neighborhood. Topics of the films included communication and information, outdoor spaces, social relations, and community support. The use of participatory video design can foster empowerment and social interaction among older participants, and insight into the preferences and needs of older people regarding age-friendly cities. View Full-Text
Keywords: participatory video design; participation; age-friendly cities participatory video design; participation; age-friendly cities
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von Faber, M.; Tavy, Z.; van der Pas, S. Engaging Older People in Age-Friendly Cities through Participatory Video Design. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 8977. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238977

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von Faber M, Tavy Z, van der Pas S. Engaging Older People in Age-Friendly Cities through Participatory Video Design. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(23):8977. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238977

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von Faber, Margaret, Zsuzsu Tavy, and Suzan van der Pas. 2020. "Engaging Older People in Age-Friendly Cities through Participatory Video Design" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 23: 8977. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17238977

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