Why Aren’t There Many Age-Friendly Cities?

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August 14, 2015

Not many cities are taking the same initiatives as New York and Portland, Ore., are to make sure the city’s infrastructure and programming is friendly to its older citizens.

“Is it due to political leadership and canniness (or a lack of it)? Do the age of the residents, the workforce and the local customers have an effect? Does it come down to whether there’s money in a city’s budget?” writes Next Avenue editor Richard Eisenberg.

It’s not just a U.S. thing – the World Health Organization’s Global Age-Friendly Cities and Communities list only has 258 age-friendly cities around the world.

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