Our goal is that people of all ages are respected and can contribute to decision-making in their communities.
We’re working with nations across the world to share evidence and innovation on the age shift many countries are experiencing.
Although Ageing Better works across England, the massive age shift we’re experiencing here isn’t unique to us. In 2018 globally the number of people over the age of 65 outnumbered those under the age of five for the first time in history.
Through the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities, Ageing Better connects places that share our ambition of more people enjoying a good later life. The UK Network is affiliated to the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities, with a membership of over 1,000 places and 14 affiliate networks worldwide. Members of the Global Network are committed to promoting healthy and active ageing and a good quality of life for people of all ages.
We welcome the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing and its vision of a world in which all people can live long, healthy lives. Our work is also aligned with its calls for action on changing how people think, feel and act towards age and ageing, and in ensuring communities foster people’s abilities as they age.
We also contribute to the UN International Day of Older Persons on 1 October.