It's official – the initiative has begun to establish Fayetteville, Ark., as an WHO
Age Friendly City. This movement is a collaboration between the city of Fayetteville,
the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce and the University of Arkansas. The purpose of
the initiative is to use the World Health Organization Age-Friendly Cities model as
a strategy to establish Fayetteville, Ark., as an age-friendly city. So...what is
Age Friendly? According to the World Health Organization, Age Friendly is ...an inclusive
and accessible urban environment that promotes active aging" [by targeting] "environmental,
social and economic factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults"
[in the community]. http://agefriendlyfayetteville.uark.edu/
Find information about the Aging Health Brain Initiative here.
Gerontological Society of America is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education,
and practice in the field of aging. GSA’s principal mission — and that of our 5,500
members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists,
decision makers, and the general public.
Office for Studies on Aging College of Education and Health Professions Room 324 Graduate Education Building University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701