Event aims to raise awareness of support for older people in Nottingham

An Ageing Well Day event is taking place in Nottingham tomorrow (23 May) to promote services for older people.

Citizens, their families, carers and those who support older people across the city are invited to the Old Market Square  between 10am and 3pm to learn more about the support on offer. The event will be officially opened by the Sheriff of Nottingham, Councillor Cat Arnold, at 11am.

The day is supported by Nottingham City Council, Age Friendly Nottingham and both Nottingham CityCare Partnership’s Community Rehabilitation and Falls and Bone Health services.

Councillor Eunice Campbell, Nottingham’s Older Citizens’ Champion, said: “Age Friendly Nottingham highlights the importance of older citizens having fulfilled lives and being able to continue to play an active role in their local communities.  Our Ageing Well Day is very much about promoting the services on offer in the city and highlighting who and what can support older people to help them maintain their independence.”

More than 20 different organisations will be present at the event including:

  • UNITE Retired members
  • Nottingham City Council Trading Standards
  • Nottingham City Sports and Leisure
  • Nottingham City Council Preventative Adaptations team (PAD)
  • Nottinghamshire Chinese Welfare Association
  • Nottinghamshire Carers’ Hub
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Nottingham City Homes – Assistive Technology Service and Independent Living
  • Metropolitan City Signposting Service/60 plus team
  • Nottingham CityCare’s Partnership Community Rehabilitation and Falls And Bone Health services
  • Nottingham Citycare Primary Care Cardiac Service
  • Department of Work and Pensions,  Nottingham Jobs Fund and Pinnacle People
  • Age Friendly Nottingham
  • Age UK Nottingham & Nottinghamshire
  • Greater Nottingham Healthy Housing Service
  • National Osteoporosis Society
  • Nottingham City Council Libraries
  • Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services
  • Disability Direct
  • Nottinghamshire Victims CARE
  • Change Makers
  • Self Help (UK)
  • Time to Change
  • Good Companions (Befriending Service)
  • Nottingham & District U3A
  • Housing and Care 21
  • Meadows Association of Diabetics

In October 2014, Nottingham City Council launched the Older Citizens’ Charter, which sets out the city’s aims to improve the quality of life and promote the independence of older residents. Age Friendly Nottingham brings partners and older people from across the city together to implement the Charter.

More than 330 retail, community and voluntary premises in the city have signed up to Take A Seat, which aims to support the independence of older people. The scheme raises awareness of how older people sometimes struggle to go out and about because there isn’t enough seating available for them to rest. They know that a venue is taking part when they see a ‘We Are Age Friendly’ sticker displayed in windows or on doors. People can also find out who is signed up by going to the ‘Take a Seat’ webpage.

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