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
In 2018, the application was accepted.
The ambition is for older people to feel safe, enjoy good health, and continue to participate fully in society. We believe that in such uncertain economic times, an age-friendly city will allow people to live independently and happily in the communities that they choose.
The World Health Organisation sets out some steps that a city needs to take, if it is to achieve its age-friendly objectives. One of the most important is to conduct a baseline assessment of the age-friendliness of the city in eight key areas:
An initial baseline report was published in 2015 entitled “How Age-friendly is Bristol?” and was compiled by Officers within Bristol City Council. That report started the process of constructing a baseline identifying strengths and areas of improvements, on which the agefriendly work to date has been built.
Bristol’s Age-friendly Charter was published in 2016. This set out the 9 visions which further developed the conversation and underpins the 2018 strategy.
This baseline report builds on the initial baseline conducted in 2015 and provides a snapshot of the current data relating to each of the eight key areas identified by the World Health Organisation.