Age Friendly Leeds

Leeds Age Friendly Partnership is working to make Leeds the best city to grow old in.

There are 34 Age Friendly communities across the UK. The UK Network of Age Friendly Communities is coordinated by the Centre for Ageing Better. Leeds became an Age Friendly city in 2014, joining over 800 cities in 40 countries.

An age friendly community…

  • enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age
  • is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people that are important to them
  • helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages
  • provides appropriate support to those who need it.

In practical terms, an age friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities.

We encourage business and organisations to become more Age and Dementia Friendly. We work with a steering group of older people to help identify priorities and to keep Leeds Age Friendly Charter moving forwards.

We manage the ‘Come in and Rest’ scheme, through which local businesses and services can show they are welcoming to Older People who may want to pop in and sit down for a while.

We are recruiting Age Friendly Ambassadors to help us get the Age Friendly initiative rolled out across the city.

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