This week, we were delighted to receive the formal support from Mayor Rees and his cabinet of our application to the World Health organisation for Age Friendly City status. This is a fantastic achievement for BAB (and got some coverage from the Bristol Post and BBC Radio Bristol), but this was only made possible because of the contributions and support of many people over the last few years. Bristol Council have always been important partners in all of our projects but they have been really involved in delivering an Age Friendly Bristol, helping us work out how age friendly Bristol already and supporting activities to get older peoples’ input into the project.
Marvin spoke at the conference we held in November 2017 with the Centre for Ageing Better and the World Health organisation, while Deputy Mayor, Councillor Asher Craig helped us launch our Age Friendly Charter last summer.
BAB may be leading this work, but an Age Friendly Bristol is only possible with the support and commitment of individuals, communities and organisations across the city. Our charter sets out the priorities to make Bristol age friendly and this was created from the thoughts and opinions of older people from across the city. We are now working with all of our delivery partners to identify new opportunities to make things age friendly from buses and signage to communities and even housing.
We cannot deliver this project without your input so please get in touch if you would like to know more and/ or get involved. We will shortly be launching an age friendly update that will keep you all informed of our steps to make Bristol more age friendly please contact us here if you would like to sign up.
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