BAB Partnership Meeting: Age-friendly Communication and InformationLocation: Online
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Join our partnership meeting in June to take a deep dive into why age-friendly communication and information is so important.
Bristol Ageing Better is bringing back its partnership meetings – a chance for people and professionals committed to improving the lives of older people in our city to come together. We’ll share positive examples of work being done, discuss challenges and solutions, and explore ways to strengthen each others’ work. Over the next year, we’ll be focusing on the Age-Friendly City; a framework outlined by the World Health Organisation which Bristol adopted in 2018. Each of our meetings will focus on one of the eight age-friendly domains, with the first meeting looking at Communication & Information.
Want to learn what organisations in Bristol are doing to communicate with people of all ages? Joining us to talk about the importance of communication and information – from making it easier to connect to others to shaping accessible information platforms and using inclusive language – are speakers from Alive Activities and Age UK Bristol.
Emma Dyer, Community Engagement Manager at Alive Activities, will share findings from their 2020 digital inclusion research project, as well as their calling platform and tech training for care staff.
Jo Stokes, Community Services Manager at Age UK Bristol, will talk through the digital and telephone activities offered through LinkAge during the pandemic and the work Age UK Bristol has done to provide free digital devices and support to get online. She will also introduce the new communication & information action group, which will bring together a diverse group of older people to identify solutions to the gaps still present.
There will be time for an audience Q&A and for participants to contribute their own insights and experiences.