What makes a community age-friendly: A review of international literature

Australas J Ageing. 2009 Sep;28(3):116-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00355.x.


This paper undertakes a comprehensive review of the growing international literature on age-friendly communities. It examines a range of approaches and identifies the key attributes associated with creating a sustainable environment for seniors. The authors critically evaluate emerging policy trends and models and suggest directions for future research attention. The discussion provides important information and insights for the development of ageing policy and planning in Australia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aging / psychology*
  • Australia
  • Health Policy
  • Housing for the Elderly*
  • Humans
  • Independent Living / psychology*
  • Social Environment*