The Suitability of Yogyakarta City Meets the Criteria for an Elderly-Friendly City according to WHO Has Yet to Reach 50% of Score

Author : Dr. N.W. Suriastini, M.Phil*, Bondan S. Sikoki, SE., MA.*, Prof. Dr. Tri Budi W. Rahardjo**, Endra Dwi Mulyanto, SE.,* Jejen Fauzan, SH.I.* (*SurveyMETER **Center for Ageing Studies, Universitas Indonesia) Monday, 14/03/2016SurveyMETER

In 2002, WHO issued the Age-Friendly City guideline in response to two global trends that together comprise major forces: population aging and urbanization. The set of age-friendly city checklists includes 95 important indicators divided into 8 dimensions emerging to promote active aging and healthy at their ages: outdoor spaces and buildings; transportation; housing; social participation; respect and social inclusion; civic participation and employment; communication and information; and community support and health services.

Currently, the Special Region of Yogyakarta has the highest percentage of elderly people in Indonesia due to the success of family planning, health, and emigration programs. Hence, Yogyakarta is one of the cities assessed by researchers from SurveyMETER and the Center for Aging Studies, University of Indonesia, regarding its suitability to meet the WHO elderly-friendly city criteria. Download