WORLD AGEING CONFERENCE: Attendees enjoy culture mix
DAY TWO of the IFA 13th Global Conference in Brisbane has begun with a keynote address from Dr Bradley Willcox and a presentation from the Queensland Minister for Seniors Coralee O'Rourke.
These presentations were followed by a plenary panel session that discussed age-friendly cities and communities and "creating enabling environments".
A strong focus of today is in the building of strong environments that allow for the world's ageing population to healthily, safely and securely live-out their increasingly long lives.
What does this mean for cities, towns and communities? Better transport, infrastructure, lighting, seating, workplace health and safety, training, housing and health. This demographical shift creates the need for change in all orifices of governments, community structures and town planning.
Today the conference attendees will hear from national and global experts on the practicalities of the world's ageing population and the plans that have been put in-place already and ones that should be considered for the benefit of the entire population, both in Australia and across the world.
These plans vary from country to country depending on economical and societal circumstances, most first-world countries have already adopted these plans as they look forward at population predictions for 2030.