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International Volunteers Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the diverse contributions people make in their community.

Leeds welcomed the Portuguese Aga Khan Foundation as part of their week-long study visit to the UK.

An age-friendly cultural exchange in the Netherlands took place, where successes and challenges were shared by colleagues and cultural visits were had.

An open letter to the Home Builders Federation, which has raised objections against local councils wanting to build accessible new homes.

Volunteering needs to be flexible enough to fit around changes to people’s lives, like ill health, bereavement or the need to care for loved ones.

People in lower-paid jobs and those who are unemployed are more likely to feel negative about ageing than their higher-paid peers.

Self-employed people can face different challenges to the employed worker, from fluctuating income due, ill-health or the need to invest to grow – all of which can make it difficult to plan their savings.

At Ageing Better, we want to ask how we can ensure that we live in connected communities as we age.

There needs to be more investment and policy action to help people, particularly in mid-life onwards, to stop smoking, have a better diet, drink less alcohol and do more exercise.