Our city is working towards becoming age friendly. With around 10% of our population over the age of 65 and living alone, it’s critical that York is a place where older residents are safe, connected, happy and healthy. Joe caught up with Carl Wain from City of York Council to find out more…
The City of York Council and partners are delighted to announce that York has joined the UK Network of Age Friendly Communities, which marks the first stage of York’s commitment towards gaining age friendly status from the World Health Organisation.
Age friendly means people are able to live healthy and active later lives. We want older residents to become active citizens, shaping the place that they live in by working alongside local groups, councils and businesses to identify and make changes to both the physical and social environment.
If you are representing an organisation/group and would like to come to the launch on 26th June please go to Eventbrite.
The first half of this session will be the formal launch and overview both nationally and locally. It is then over to you to provide your views across key questions set by the World Health Organisation. In York the first domain is “Getting out and about – Your Journey”. Come and join us to find out more and share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts to ensure we work together to enable us all to benefit from an Age Friendly York.