Age-friendly Cities and the WHO

The City of Unley is proud to be recognised by the World Health Organisation as an age-friendly City and Community.

What is an 'Age-friendly' city?

An age-friendly world enables people at all stages of life to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. It is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to others who are important to them. And it helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages and provides appropriate support to those who can no longer look after themselves.



Find out more about Age-friendly cities

Many cities and communities are already taking active steps towards becoming more age-friendly. Learn more about these at the Directory of Age-friendly Cities. A dedicated website, Age-friendly World, supports them in this endeavor by providing a one-stop-shop on age-friendly action at the local level: guides and tools, age-friendly practices and information on hundreds of city and community initiatives around the world. Browse the website to learn more about what can be done to make your city or community more age-friendly.


City of Unley Age-friendly Strategy

Cities recognised by the WHO must provide a commitment to becoming more age-friendly, and Council launched its Active Ageing Strategy in 2016 and partners with government agencies, industry providers, service clubs and community groups to help improve the quality of life for its citizens as they age. The Strategy was refreshed in 2020 to update the progress against the stated actions and to celebrate the many successes already achieved. You can access and read about the Strategy in the link below.

Active Ageing Strategy(PDF, 3MB)