We want more people to live in age-friendly communities.
We support local areas to take a strategic approach in becoming age-friendly so that people of all backgrounds can actively participate – regardless of age – and be part of shaping the place they live in.
Age-friendly communities are places where people of all ages can live healthy and active lives. These places make it possible for people to continue to stay in their homes, participate in the activities that they value, and contribute to their communities, for as long as possible.
Creating age-friendly communities involves older residents, local groups, councils, and businesses working together to improve their community. Key features of an age-friendly community include good transport, outdoor spaces, volunteering and employment opportunities, leisure and community services.
Through the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities, Ageing Better is connecting communities that share our vision of an age-friendly society.