County supports age-friendly communities

This story was published 19 February 2020

A group of organisations interested in improving health and adult services are holding a community planning event in Harrogate in support of their commitment to developing age-friendly communities.

people in a meeting

North Yorkshire County Council, Harrogate Over-50s Forum, and their partners would like to find out what Harrogate’s residents think about:

  • what is working well in the Harrogate district to make it age-friendly; and
  • what could be done to improve the area to make it more age-friendly.

The aim of the age-friendly communities programme, which is being delivered by the County Council and its partners, is to foster healthy and active ageing by making it possible for people to stay in their homes, to participate in the activities that they value and to contribute to their communities for as long as they can. It is an important part of the work going on across the county to support people to continue to live independent lives wherever possible.

County Councillor Caroline Dickinson, Executive Member for Public Health, Prevention and Supported Housing, said: “This event is a great opportunity for people to have their say in helping us all develop improved environments for our older residents. 

“The afternoon will cover a range of topics, including transport, housing, respect, communication, employment and community and health services. Feedback from the event will help us to plan improved services and facilities that meet our objective to support older people to live independent lives in their community in the future.”

The planning event will be held on Thursday, 5 March, at St Paul’s Church, Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 1EL between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. It is open to anyone over 50 and to representatives of organisations that provide services, help or advice to older people.

To book a place you can:

A light lunch will be available from 1pm. Please state any dietary requirements when booking.