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An age-friendly city is a city that encourages active ageing by optimising opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age. - World Health Organisation

As city populations age there’s a need to consider the specific needs of older people in urban areas. This is a great opportunity: creating age-friendly cities means not just adapting places to deal with problems but encouraging all to take full advantage of city life and living. 

An age-friendly approach extends far beyond concerns about health and social care.  The age-friendly model incorporates the eight domains of housing, transportation, social participation, outdoor spaces & buildings, respect & social inclusion, community support & health services, communication & information and civic participation & employment to meet the diverse needs of older people.  

In Bristol we are keen to empower communities and older people to have a voice and to influence local decision making. 

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Age Friendly Bristol

Age Friendly Bristol aims to submit an action plan to the World Health Organisation to become part of the network and gain Age Friendly City status.

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Bristol Ageing Better

Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.

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The World Health Organisation have developed a framework for tackling such wide ranging issues in a way which is designed to improve the quality of life of older people – the Age Friendly City network.

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City for all ages

Bristol: A City for All Ages is a collaboration between partners across the city working to make Bristol a great place for everyone at every age, focussing particularly on children and older people.

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