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Developing an Age-friendly City in Russia

The Age-Friendly Cities (AFC) framework is being developed by the World Health Organization and has become a global concept. This paper analyses the findings of Age-Friendly Cities Project (AFC) conducted by the author with the World Health Organisation in Russia and the author’s experience of implementing the AFC Framework in the Senior Resource Centre “Wisdom Ripening” in the city of Tuymazy, Republic of Bashkortostan. Methods, used for the paper, include literature review; focus groups reserach (WHO Global AFC Project); interviews with the NGO professionals in Minnesota, USA; interviews and survey of older persons and volunteers, participating in activities of Senior Resource Centre “Wisdom Ripening”.