Age-Friendly Environments in Utrecht

Client / Funding programme:
Adviescommissie Ouderenbeleid Utrecht (ACO) (Older people’s council of the city of Utrecht)

AFEdemy role:
Researcher and presenter

Start and end dates:
15/10/2018 – 15/12/2018

Willeke van Staalduinen

  • ACO Utrecht prepares an action plan with topics of age-friendly Utrecht for the following years. They want to involve the WHO concept on age-friendly cities as guideline for their plans and focus.

    AFEdemy visited two different neighbourhoods in Utrecht (Utrecht-Oost and Utrecht-Overvecht) to investigate and make pictures of issues/challenges older people are facing in these neighbourhoods. The main focus is on the social and physical outdoor environments and the provisions of the municipality. The WHO-concept and the results of these visits are being presented by AFEdemy during a meeting with members of the City Council, older people organisations and other interest group organisations. 

    • Preparation action plan age-friendly Utrecht by ACO Utrecht
  • ☒ Outdoor spaces and buildings
    ☒ Social participation
    ☒ Transport and mobility
    ☒ Social inclusion and non-discrimination
    ☒ Housing
    ☒ Civic engagement and employment
    ☒ Communication and information
    ☒ Community and health services

  • Older people, members of city council, other interest groups

    • Presentation WHO-concept and results inventory age-friendly environments Utrecht-Oost and Utrecht-Overvecht
    • Minutes of the meeting of the older people’s council in Utrecht:

    Download the PDF file .