What is 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 and reduce the stigma and discrimination we face as we age.
Older Citizen's Champion
'AFN has an Older Citizen's Champion in Councillor Linda Woodings, who took over the role in July 2023'.
What AFN Believes
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.
AFN is part of a much larger movement. We are a World Health Organisation Age Friendly City and a member of the UK Age Friendly Cities Network. AFN works closely with the Centre for Ageing Better, which develop policy and practice informed by evidence of what works to improve employment, housing, health and communities for people aged 50 plus.
Nottingham's Older Citizens' Charter
To support the development of AFN older citizen's have come together to develop Nottingham's Older Citizen's Charter. The charter demonstrates the values and standards older citizens expect from Nottingham City Council and partner organisations.
- To read the Charter, please Download the PDF here: Nottingham's Older Citizens' Charter
Reducing loneliness and isolation is extremely important to older citizens. The Tackling Loneliness Collaborative Nottingham & Nottinghamshire is a partnership-based group that aims to map and support local services tackling loneliness needs within Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
- Visit: The Tackling Loneliness Collaborative in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire - Tackling Loneliness Hub
Take a Seat
AFN has developed a successful initiative called ‘Take a Seat,’ encouraging businesses and organisations across the city to offer a seat to older people to catch their breath when they are out and about. ‘Take a Seat’ was cited as an example of good practice on the Centre for Ageing Better website.
- Visit: Age-friendly case study: Take a seat campaign | Centre for Ageing Better (ageing-better.org.uk)
A review of premises taking part is currently underway, but if your business organisation would like to participate or find out more, please email Health and Wellbeing
Other Age-Friendly Nottingham Activities
International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) is celebrated annually on 1st October. In recognition of the contribution older citizens make to Nottingham city life the Council House on Old Market Square, Nottingham Castle and Wollaton Hall will be lit up purple on Monday 2nd October.
Staying in touch with Age Friendly Nottingham
If you want to learn more about Age Friendly Nottingham, please get in touch.