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Based on the World Health Organization’s criteria, this project entitled “Municipalities for All Ages” is being developed by ILC-Brazil in partnership with CPFL Energia S.A., one of Brazil’s biggest energy providers.

In Veranópolis, a town in the South of Brazil known for the longevity of its population and longitudinal research on ageing, the first steps towards becoming an age-friendly city have been made and an important milestone been reached – the presentation of the results of the research undertaken with participation of over 1000 older adults.

Since the beginning of the project in 2015, a community profile and an inventory of services and programmes have been produced, working committees been established and qualitative and quantitative field research been undertaken. During the course of the month of May, the findings are being written up in a research report and used to develop emblematic projects which will be part of a city-wide action plan.

The same methodology is now being applied in other Brazilian cities, such as Jaguariúna in the State of São Paulo.

Contact details: ina.voelcker@ilcbrazil.org

Representatives of the local research partner with Carlos Spanhol, the mayor of Veranópolis (far left), Neide Bruscato, President of the Municipal Council for Older People (second to the right), Dr. Berenice Werle, President of Brazilian Society of Geriatric and Gerontology/RGS (second to the left), Professor Emílio Moriguchi of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (third to the left) and Ina Voelcker from ILC-Brazil

 

Meeting in Jaguariúna with representatives of the local council for older people, CPFL Energia, the Secretary for Social Assistance, Unicamp and ILC-Brazil.

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