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Myths of Ageing

This brochure outlines how the principles of Active Ageing help maintain health and creativity throughout the lifespan and especially into the later years. It explodes some common myths about ageing and older people, and suggests ways that individuals and policy makers can turn principles into practice to make Active Ageing a global reality. http://www.silverinnings.in/docs/WHO/Myths%20of%20Ageing%20-%20WHO.pdf

Active Ageing A Policy Framework

This Policy Framework is intended to inform discussion and the formulation of action plans that promote healthy and active ageing. It was developed by WHO’s Ageing and Life Course Programme as a contribution to the Second United Nations World Assembly on Ageing, held in April 2002, in Madrid, Spain. Read More

Global Embrace Handbook

This handbook is for organisations and individuals who organise a Global Embrace walk event within their community. When older people remain active, negative stereotypes associated with old age begin to fade. This is essential to create a harmonious, intergenerational community in which older persons can make a full contribution to society. Read More

Growing Older - Staying Well

Ageing is an integral, natural part of life. The way in which we grow old and experience this process, our health and functional ability all depend not only on our genetic makeup, but also (and importantly) on what we have done during our lives; on what sort of things we have encountered in the course of our lifetime; on how and where we have lived our lives. Read More

WHO Ageing and Health Programme: Ageing in India, Read More
Towards Age-friendly Primary Health Care

WHO’s “age-friendly” primary health care project aims to sensitize and educate PHC providers about the specific needs of their older clients. “Age-friendly Principles for PHC Centres” serve as a tool to increase provider awareness and empower older users of PHC centers. Read More

Women, Ageing and Health: A Framework for Action

As they age, women and men share the basic needs and concerns related to the enjoyment of human rights such as shelter, food, access to health services, dignity, independence and freedom from abuse. The evidence shows however, that when judged in terms of the likelihood of being poor, vulnerable and lacking in access to affordable health care, older women merit special attention. This Framework for Action addresses the health status and factors that influence women’s health at midlife and older ages with a focus on gender. It provides guidance on how policy-makers, practitioners, non governmental organizations and civil society can improve the health and well being of ageing women by simultaneously applying both a gender and an ageing lens in their policies, programmes and practices, as well as in research – Courtesy: WHO. Read in Detail

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