WA Government joins Global Network of Age Friendly Cities
August 10, 2017 at 3:55 PM
The Government of Western Australia joins the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities Affiliate Program.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) and Minister for Seniors and Ageing Mick Murray announced that the Government of Western Australia is now the first Australian jurisdiction to join the network, reflecting more than 10 years’ work and commitment by the State Government and local governments to build age-friendly communities.
Western Australia’s unique approach of working collaboratively across state government, local government and community has been acknowledged.
The WHO Global Network supports 481 cities and communities in 37 countries to become increasingly age-friendly. Network affiliates play an essential role in advocating for the work of the Global Network and advancing knowledge and action on age-friendly environments. Read WHO announcement here…
As an affiliate member, the State Government will share and learn from the experiences of agencies across the globe that are committed to creating an age-friendly world.
"It is an achievement that acknowledges the work we're doing to listen to the needs of the ageing population, promote healthy ageing and advocate for age-friendly communities.” said Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray.
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