The World Health Organization has selected Greater New Haven as one of 15 urban areas worldwide to pilot a planned age-friendly city indicator guide.
The guide will be designed to measure areas where cities and communities can better adapt to the needs of older people. Mark Abraham, executive director of Data Haven, is collaborating on the project. "The World Health Organization has a framework that looks at the physical infrastructure," he said, "like the layout of streets and communities, and the social engagement, like how effective government is at responding to the needs of seniors. [It also looks at] how engaged seniors are in their communities."