Dr. Andy Hong and colleagues recently published new research, “Age-Friendly Community Interventions for Health and Social Outcomes: A Scoping Review”. This study conducts a scoping review of the interventions that target both health and social outcomes within the purview of the age-friendly cities and communities (AFCC) framework. The results showed that many of the successful interventions used a partnership model and behavioral change theories to inform the program design and implementation. The results also indicated that social participation and engagement played a key role in making the interventions successful.
Also, take a look at the interactive story map put together by Cassandra Serna (MCMP student), which also looks at age-friendly cities and communities.
Special thanks to all team members (both current and past) at the Healthy Aging and Resilient Places Lab.