Respect & Social Inclusion



“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.

Respect and Social Inclusion Backgrounder