How to get involved

Encourage your council to become age-friendly

We are supporting town, community and county councils across Wales to be get recognised for their efforts to become more age-friendly.

Every local authority in Wales has signed the Dublin Declaration, a commitment to the development of age-friendly communities. Why not contact your local Councillors and ask them to commit to working to get your community recognised as age-friendly?

Click here for more information on the age-friendly recognition process

Promote the Ageing Well Card

The Ageing Well Card is an initiative run by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales supporting the development of age-friendly communities.

The Ageing Well Card supports older people to maintain their independence and continue to do the things that matter to them. The cards contain simple messages that can be used to let people know that they might need a little help or support and are provided in a distinctive and practical travelcard wallet.

We need your help in promoting the scheme, helping to distribute the cards and encouraging businesses and organisations to participate.

Click here for more information about the Ageing Well Card

Setup an age-friendly project or group where you live

Becoming an age-friendly community isn’t just about government strategies and local authority initiatives, it’s about local people coming together to make their communities better places to live in.
We have developed a guide which provides simple and practical advice for anyone looking to make the places where they live more inclusive for people of all ages. It also includes some ideas on the sorts of things you can do to make your community more age-friendly.

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