Who We Are
BAB is a partnership of individuals and organisations working together to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol.
On 23rd November, the World Health Organisation (WHO) accepted Bristol’s application to become the 705th member of the Global Network of Age-friendly Communities. The network represents cities and communities across the world who are all committed to making their areas better for older people, which also has a positive impact on the community as a whole.
Bristol’s membership of the network represents three years’ worth of work from Bristol City Council, Age UK Bristol and Bristol Ageing Better. To submit an applicatuion to the WHO, Bristol had to write a baseline assessment and a strategy considering the eight domians that make up an Age-friendly City.
We are currently:
We have already:
These are the visual notes from our Age-friendly Conference in October 2015. regarding the 8 domains for Bristol.
BAB has also been working with No Bindings to explore the key question we ask ourselves when thinking about how we can make Bristol more Age-friendly.
Older artists and writers have come together to develop a work of art that gives some answers to this question. It is called 'Here We Grow' and is a hybrid book of words, pictures and sounds about growing older in Bristol.
You can listen to this creative piece below:
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