“An inclusive society encourages older people to participate more in their [community’s] social, civic and economic life. This, in turn, promotes active ageing.” (WHO)
Age-friendly communities respect and recognize the contributions of older adults. Respect for older adults can be shown in many ways, from inclusion in decision-making to recognition of their achievements through awards and celebrations in the community. Inter-generational programs are important for promoting social inclusion between people of different ages and also provide an opportunity for older adults to share their experience and knowledge with younger generations.