Friday, 16 February 2018

Tell us what you think: How do OTs contribute to age-friendly cities?

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health and they’ve reached out to the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) for more information about the role of occupational therapy in developing age-friendly communities.
Age-friendly communities allow seniors to “live safely, enjoy good health, and stay involved” as active and valued members of those communities.  

At the request of the WFOT, CAOT will complete and submit a survey that outlines occupational therapy contributions in designing and developing age-friendly cities, but we need your help!

Are you an OT involved in designing, developing, or promoting age-friendly cities?  Maybe you collaborate to improve accessibility, provide assistive technology, promote safety, or develop policies that ensure seniors are actively involved, valued, and supported in age-friendly environments?

You can help! Please contact CAOT-BC Fieldwork student Alana Marshall ( no later than Friday, February 23rd to answer a few questions or provide your insights into OT roles in age-friendly cities.

Post by CAOT-BC fieldwork student Alana Marshall 


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