Local Community Builders (あだち皆援隊講座)

Countries: 
Japan
Implemented by: 
Adachi Ward Local Government, Tokyo
Type of Implementer(s): 
Local government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
I-2 (Work and the ageing labour force)
I-4 (Access to knowledge, education and training)
I-5 (Intergenerational solidarity)
II-5 (Mental health needs of older persons)
III-4 (Images of ageing)
Description: 

In order to promote participatory community building and to improve the life satisfaction of the residents, the Adachi local government organizes a series of seminars for working-age adults as well as retirees to increase their involvement in the life of the local community. Seminars include how to start a small business, and how to make an age-friendly community, among others. Older persons are both active participants and beneficiaries of this community-building project.