The World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined goals for age-friendly world.

Goals for an older adult:

(1) able to meet basic needs

(2) able to lean and grow

(3) able to make own decisions

(4) mobile

(5) able to build and maintain relationships

(6) able to make a contribution

(7) able to continue to do things that are valued despite capacity loss



• Additional goals can be added, such as freedom from pain or bothersome symptoms.


Practices for an age-friendly world need:

(1) to adjust to personal preferences

(2) to respect personal choices

(3) to protect the vulnerable

(4) to be equitable

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