Meeting of UK Network of Age-friendly Cities

Posted in: News on May 13, 2013

The UK Urban Ageing Consortium http://www.bjf.org.uk/age-friendly/projects/uk-urban-ageing-consortium recently welcomed representatives from major cities across the UK to plan a programme of work for the forthcoming year. Hosted by the Beth Johnson Foundation the meeting provided an opportunity to explore city age-friendly developments and practice and explore fresh opportunities to collaborate. The Network http://www.bjf.org.uk/age-friendly/news/uk-age-friendly-cities-network welcomed Kristine Goulding, from the World Health Organisation to the meeting and she congratulated the Network on its recent affiliation to the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities [GNAFCC] and the mutual opportunities this presented.The meeting agreed to build upon and continue to develop its programme of shared learning through Enquiry visits and welcomed the support from the Baring Foundation in funding a series of Enquiry Visits to promote the engagement of older people with the arts and cultural activitiesThrough shared learning members of the Network will shortly have the opportunity to pilot a Research and Evaluation Framework for the Age-friendly City to help support cities develop and evaluate effective and meaningful age-friendly programmes and initiatives.Members also agreed over the next 12 months to develop opportunities to ‘create a collaborative voice to influence policy and practice’.For further information about the work of the Network contact Clare Batty clare@bjf.org.uk


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