Special Issue "Ageing Well: The Role of Age-Friendly Environments"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017) | Viewed by 84603
2. Institute of Health Equity, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
3. Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Interests: healthy ageing; frailty; sarcopenia; social justice; age friendly environment and policies
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The World Health Organization released the first World Report on Ageing and Health, in 2015, calling for a redefinition of healthy ageing that centres on functional ability, the intrinsic capacity of an individual, relevant environmental characteristics, and interaction between these factors, followed by a draft global strategy and plan of action on ageing and health presented at the 69th World Health Assembly in April 2016, which was well supported. Ageing represents a process of gradual decline into frailty and eventually disability with or without the presence of chronic diseases. At different stages of the downhill trajectory, lifestyle, physical and social environments may influence intrinsic capacity (and hence functional ability) in diverse settings: Community, hospitals, and residential care.
This Special Issue calls for articles on examples of strategies or models of care where age-friendly environments may facilitate the achievement of the WHO vision (Beard, J.R. et al. The World Report on ageing and health: A policy framework for healthy ageing. Lancet 2016, 387, 2145–2154).
Prof. Dr. Jean Woo
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- intrinsic capacity
- functional ability
- age-friendly environments
- long term care
- healthy ageing
- chronic diseases