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Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 287–298 | Cite as

Promoting healthy aging in cities: The Healthy Cities project in Europe

  • Ingrid M. Keller
  • Alex Kalache
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Abstract

Health promotion is a growing field, spreading into various settings. Thispaper focuses on the city as a setting for health promotion and on the’’Healthy Cities project‘‘ (HCP) of the Regional Office for Europe of theWorld Health Organization in particular. In the context of the HCP, variousactivities to promote the health of older citizens have been carried out inrecent years. These are illustrated in this paper through case studies.

Aging Healthy Cities project Health promotion Ottawa Charter Senior citizens Urbanization 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingrid M. Keller
    • 1
  • Alex Kalache
    • 1
  1. 1.Ageing and Health ProgrammeWHOGeneva

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