Last updateFri, 23 Oct 2020 11am

Zapopan is officially ‘age-friendly’

Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro hands over a plaque to Zapopan Mayor Pablo Lemus designating the Guadalajara metropolitan area an “Age-Friendly City.”

Age-friendly cities highlight eight domains that cities and communities can address to better adapt their structures and services to the needs of older people: the built environment, transport, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication, and community support and health services.


According to the WHO, the proportion of the global population age 60 or more will reach 22 percent by 2050. In 2006, it stood at 11 percent.

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