Age Friendly Environments

The group works to raise awareness of how environments, communities and cities can ensure access and promote positive opportunities for people to age well and contribute to their communities through participation and engagement in civic life.

A Message from the Chair

Paul McGarry Manchester City Council (Valuing Older People Programme)

Paul McGarry Manchester City Council (Valuing Older People Programme)

Alan Hatton Yeo and I are joint chairs of the Age Friendly Environments working group, bringing our different and complimentary experiences.

Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE Lead Consultant at Communities for All Ages UK

Alan Hatton-Yeo MBE Lead Consultant at Communities for All Ages UK

Our group is considering the requirements for environments, communities and cities that promote positive opportunities for people to be able to age well with reduced barriers to participation and engagement in civic life.

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We believe that it is essential to think carefully about the places that people live to ensure we do not create barriers to participation but instead pro-actively consider all aspects of the environment to make this as supportive and enabling as possible

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More cities sign up as age friendly

I recently had the privilege to attend the 2013 signing of the Dublin Declaration on Age Friendly Cities and Communities on behalf of Age UK. Over 40 mayors and representatives were present from over 60 cities and municipalities across Europe, all committed to making their localities great places to grow old. The Dublin Declaration was […]