1 October 2019 - 12:54
Isfahan; Iran's age friendly city

Statistics show that by 2050, that number of senior citizens across the world will cover 21.5 percent of the global population.

Isfahan (IMNA) - We all know that experiences people have later in their life fluctuate greatly depending on where they live. Access to public transportation, social freedom, income security, employment status and education levels as well as health status are the main factors that impact the way people live and get old.

We should keep in mind that aging is an inevitable process that can happens in the best manner. There are some countries that have scored well in providing comfort to old people; Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and Canada are among the top countries that ranked high regarding social connections, income security, health insurance, employment and dynamic environment for senior citizens.

In Iran, Isfahan is considered as an age-friendly city due to the provision of age-friendly facilities for old people. The Garden of Expertise is a specialized office for old people that acts under the supervision of the Isfahan's Municipal Cultural, Social and Sports Center.

The Garden holds programs centered on elders' empowerment and its goal is to improve the quality of life for the elderly by providing them with special training and recreational facilities.

The social and physical structure of Isfahan have been appropriated to deal with the universal phenomenon of aging as the city officials try to preserve the dignity and the autonomy of older people.

The age-friendly city of Isfahan is an accessible metropolis that provides security and safety to the elderly community by meeting their basic requirements like the need for easy and attainable transportation services and social vitality.

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