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
Bristol Older People’s Forum
Forum members are active participants in all aspects of decision making, with representatives attending council meetings, statutory boards and committee meetings.
Bristol Older People’s Forum exists to promote social inclusion for the public benefit by working with those in the City of Bristol who are socially and economically excluded or disadvantaged on the grounds of their age, relieving their needs* and supporting their participation in society. *including relief of poverty and sickness and the protection of good physical & mental health
Growing Bolder is a group that helps older people re-connect with their passions, express themselves through art, and grow bolder as they enter their ‘third age’.
Old People’s Home for four year olds
This Channel 4 documentary was set in Bristol and focussed on older people from a St. Monica Trust retirement village engaging with children from the BS3 Community nursery. The show showed the benefits to the children and older people of spending time with each other. A follow up show followed the continuing journey of the same older people and children and included their involvement with Age UK Bristol telephone befriending service.
Rocking the Boat
This is an intergenerational maritime themed boat building project. It brings young and old participants together to share skills and knowledge in a supportive environment. Participants not only build confidence and respect for each other, but they also build boats that can be sold to keep the project sustainable.
All-Aboard Water sports’ charitable aim is to break down barriers. They strive to make it possible for everyone in our community to participate in a range of water sports and water related activities in the beautiful and historic Bristol City Docks.
The Voice and Influence Partnership
The Voice and Influence Partnership is a project designed to ask Bristol’s residents for their views on campaigns, events and local policies.
Voice & Influence Partnership project started on 17 May 2018. It has been funded by Bristol City Council and brings together The Care Forum (TCF), Bristol Multi-Faith Forum (BMFF), Bristol Older People’s Forum (BOPF), LGBT Bristol, Stand Against Racism and Equality (SARI), West of England Centre for Inclusive Living (WECIL) and BME Voice, to bring about positive change in local communities.
Communities of Interest Care Homes Project
This project sees generations getting together in care homes to do various activities. The project will run until 2019, and the aim of the project is to encourage relationships within the Bristol community to flourish, for older people to feel empowered to be more able to socialise with others in their home, and to feel more connected to the wider community.
Alive is one of the leading practitioners in the UK of meaningful activity for older people in care. They provide fun and dynamic activity sessions to encourage creativity, celebrate life stories and get the circulation going.
Bristol Ageing Better worked with Aardman animations to create a 90 second animation that tells the story of older people’s experiences of loneliness in the city. The creature comforts style production featured the voices of a number of older people.