Friends Ageing Better

What is the project?

Friends Ageing Better (FAB) is a project aimed at older people who have previously attended a BAB event or activity and are looking for an opportunity to re-engage with their community. It is for older people who need further support to feel less lonely and isolated.

FAB also welcomes anyone who would like to improve their wellbeing or to support an older friend, relative or neighbour. FAB is open to people of all ages and interests, although it focuses primarily in activities suitable and of interest to 50+.

 

What does the project do?

FAB hosts cafes across Bristol on a monthly basis for older people to attend. FAB volunteers attend a FAB Café near them regularly, creating a welcoming space for everyone who joins and will share information regarding new events and activities happening locally, drawing from the wealth of information that BAB has created citywide.

 

How to get in touch?

Contact Clare Mitchell, FAB Development Officer, claremitchell@ageukbristol.org.uk 
Or Silvia Jimenez Cruz, FAB Communication Officer, silviajc@ageukbristol.org.uk

Alternatively you can call 0117 929 1537. Please be aware, Clare and Silvia work Monday – Thursday.

 

Why did BAB fund it?

As part of our Test and learn approach, Bristol Ageing Better often reviews the effectiveness and reach of our programme. During 2017, feedback from BAB participants identified that while over 10,000 people have participated in a BAB project, many were not always aware of what else was going on. We wanted to fund a partner to develop a network for our participants that kept them engaged with other people, but also informed them of other opportunities in their communities.

 

FAB is an Age UK Bristol project delivered in partnership with BOPF.

Call us: 0117 928 1539

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