The German National Association of Senior Citizens' Organisations (BAGSO) has published its final report on the experiences of older people in their urban environment.
Based on the results of surveys filled in by 2,000 seniors, BAGSO's commitment to the European Year for Active Ageing is to disseminate these results and the subsequent recommendations on how to improve urban environments and make them more age-friendly among stakeholders and authorities.
BAGSO represents more than 100 member organisations and the interests of 13 million senior citizens in Germany. It promotes healthy ageing initiatives, independent living for the elderly and intergenerational cooperation and dialogue. The association devoted itself to an extensive survey on the experiences of older people in their urban environment. The focus was on the issues of a) living environment and public space, b) mobility and transport, and c) social and cultural life.
The BAGSO "Age-Friendly Cities" survey results show that there is still a lot to be done to improve the urban environments for the ageing population. The final report can be downloaded (in German) here.