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.
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.