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Age-Friendly Communities

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The concept of age-friendly cities or communities was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as part of a global initiative to identify the changes needed for cities and communities to adapt to and benefit from ageing populations.

Conwy is committed to becoming an age-friendly community and we are actively working towards gaining this status.

What are age-friendly communities?

An age-friendly community creates an environment that enables people of all ages to age well by providing opportunities to be healthy, active and get involved in community activities.  They are particularly important for enabling older people to feel valued and respected and to:

  • get out and about
  • do the things they want to do
  • stay informed
  • lead healthy and active lives
  • have their voices heard

The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has committed to supporting age-friendly communities to be developed throughout Wales.  Through the implementation of its Age-friendly Wales strategy, Welsh Government is encouraging local authorities in Wales to work with the Commissioner to become age-friendly.  The process of becoming age-friendly involves individuals, local groups, services, and businesses working together to make positive change to enable everyone to age well.

This page will be updated as we progress towards achieving age-friendly status.

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