What are age-friendly communities?

Everyone in Wales should be able to age well. In an age-friendly community older people feel valued, included and respected and can:

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

Age-friendly communities are tolerant, compassionate and inclusive.  When communities come together to become more age-friendly it benefits everyone who lives in them.

The Older People’s Commissioner wants to make Wales the best place in the world to grow older and is working throughout Wales to encourage and support the development of age-friendly communities.

Making Wales a nation of age-friendly communities: A practical guide to creating change in your community

A practical guide for communities looking to make their neighbourhoods more age-friendly. Produced by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.