Healthy Ageing and Climate Change

 The Age-Friendly Cities and Communities (AFCCs) initiative has been at the forefront of attempts to deliver interventions to support the health and wellbeing of older people. Growing old in the twenty-first century will bring with it the unique challenge of ensuring people age well when there is an increasing frequency of extreme weather events such as flooding, heatwaves and storms, and associated climate risk. ran from October 2022 to September 2023

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Final project report
Healthy Ageing in a Changing Climate: Creating inclusive, age-friendly, and climate resilient cities and communities in the UK
Our project identified six key areas that require action to address the threat posed by climate change to the healthy ageing of older adults living in cities and communities throughout the UK:

1) Empowering older people towards climate action
2) Mobilising community and social infrastructure
3) Enhancing mobility and transport for healthy ageing
4) Climate resilient housing for ageing-in-place
5) Healthcare and wellbeing for older adults in extreme weather
6) Intergenerational communities and climate resilience

Here, the report outline recommendations that local and national governments should take in partnership with community organisations and older people to address these key areas.

Read the report here