Age friendly community
In their own words:
“In age-friendly communities, people of all ages actively participate, it is easy for people to stay connected, active and healthy in later life, and appropriate support is available to those who need it. Age-friendly communities are built around suitable homes and neighbourhoods, designed to encourage physical activity, be safe and bring people of all ages together. They enable people to contribute to and receive support from their community.”
Downloads and links
- Centre for Aging website with guidance and good practice.
- A good starting point is Lord Finch’s report “Ready for Ageing?” and its summary findings.
- The World Health Organisation has a database of age friendly practices from around the world.
- Belfast’s Intergenerational Toolkit , endorsed by the Local Government Organisation, sets out key planning and implementation stages for age friendly communities.
To obtain copies in an alternative language or format
Please write to:
Centre for Ageing Better
Level 3, Angel Building
407 St John St
London EC1V 4AD
Telephone: 020 3829 0113