size of our total population:
Percentage of residents above the age of 60:
We are already working on:
Social participationRespect and social inclusionCivic participation and employmentOutdoor spaces and buildings
We would like to start working on:
TransportationHousingCommunication and informationCommunity support and health servicesOutdoor spaces and buildings
Building on the previous information, please provide a brief summary (250-300 words) of your city or community's policies, programmes and services targeted at older people and how you are planning to make your community more age-friendly. If your application is successful, this summary will be published on the Covenant's website:
As the largest city in Israel, Jerusalem is preparing for the dramatic increase in its aging population it is estimated that by 2020-2025 the number of elderly—currently 72,000--will increase by 20%. Jerusalem’s elderly population is diverse, with Jewish new immigrants, Muslims, Christians and...
If you have already conducted an age-friendly baseline assessment of your city or community, please upload it (in original language if not available in English): Services assessment
If you have already developed a strategy or action plan to make your city or community more age-friendly, please upload it (in original language if not available in English): The Master-plan and action plan of Jerusalem
Engagement of older people: how are you engaging and involving older people in the process of becoming a more age-friendly city or community? (E.g. Seniors Council, focus group, open consultation, etc.):
During the process of designing the master-plan we engaged and involved older people using mix-methodology, such as survey, focus groups and roundtables to engage older adults about their daily lives and use their ideas and suggestions to shape positive change:
1. In-depth open-ended...
Cross-sectoral collaboration: What mechanisms have you/are you planning to put in place to facilitate collaborative planning and implementation between different departments of the local administration and across sectors?:
We established a community advisory board composed of all the stakeholders using a collaborative approach in which involve senior community members, municipal workers from different divisions, non-profit community organizations, governmental, private and social stakeholders based in Jerusalem...