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Age Friendly Nottingham

Age Friendly Nottingham (AFN) is a partnership of citizens, organisations, academics and service providers who are determined to build an age friendly future.

AFN believe all older citizens should have fulfilled lives - feeling valued by all sections of society, living as independently as possible and playing an active role in their local communities. We have built a coalition of partners and built momentum: starting the process of developing the city into a great place to grow older.Age Friendly Nottingham

Nottingham's Older Citizens' Charter

To support the development of AFN, older people came together to develop Nottingham's first Older Citizens’ Charter.


International Older People’s Day

Tuesday 1 October 2019  Reducing Ageism ‘Call to Action’

Please follow and share the link to the online pledge to reduce ageism with your respective organisational leads and ask them too to commit to stopping ageism.

Online pledge

The online pledge will be available until the end of October and Age Friendly Nottingham would like to get as many organisations in the city to sign up as possible.


The charter demonstrates the values and standards that older citizens expect from Nottingham City Council and partner organisations. It was ratified by the Health and Wellbeing Board in February 2014 and was launched at an event celebrating International Older People's Day on Wednesday 1 October 2014.

However, Nottingham's Older Citizens Charter is just the starting point. An action plan, based on the twelve pledges drive our work forward.

Tackling loneliness

Reducing loneliness and isolation is extremely important to the older citizens of Nottingham and AFN has joined forces with looking after each other to form a strategic partnership group focused on reducing loneliness. This group aims to increase research into loneliness in the city and mobilise action at both strategic and community levels.

If you would like more information on the Loneliness Measuring scale that has been developed from the Campaign to End Loneliness Evaluation Toolkit, please contact Sharan Jones on 0115 876 3513 or email:  

For information, news and events for older citizens, sign-up to our StayConnected online newsletter 

Take a Seat

The Take a Seat initiative encourages businesses across the city to offer a seat to an older person to catch their breath. Over 200 premises have signed up so far for more information go to the Take a Seat webpage.

The Centre for Ageing Better has produced a web page story focussing on Age Friendly Nottingham’s Take a Seat initiative. Click here to find out more.

International Older People's Day 2016

Older citizens were invited to join International Older People’s 2016 celebrations across the city and in local neighbourhoods.

World on a Plate

Older citizens learnt about foods from different cultures and sampled different tastes from around the world at ‘World on a Plate’ at the Council House.

Age Friendly Dancing

Older citizens put on their dancing shoes and participated in Belly Dancing, Brazilian Samba, Flamenco, Tap and International Folk Dancing in the Speigel Tent on Old Market Square.

City Centre Launch of Take a Seat

Nottingham Building Society on Upper Parliament Street hosted a coffee morning attended by Councillor Campbell (Nottingham Age Friendly Champion) to launch Take a seat in the city.

Neighbourhood Events

  • Information sharing at Bulwell Riverside, Bilborough Library and Community Centre
  • Nordic Walking
  • Home Safety
  • Live Music
  • Tea Dances

WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

AFN is delighted to announce that Nottingham has become a member of the WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. The Network is a growing global movement of cities and communities striving to meet the needs of their older residents

Members of the Network are of different sizes and situated in countries at various stages of economic development. However, they all share a commitment to create urban environments that foster healthy and active ageing and to share experience and good practice.

To learn more about the Global Network, visit the Age-friendly World website and check out its members.

Keeping Connected

As part of our commitment to engage partner organisations and public citizens, AFN has a Facebook page to enable us to share information about how we intend to achieve our city-wide action plan. This is a great opportunity to keep up to date on the work we have done so far and what is to come. Please like and share the Age Friendly Facebook page.


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