Organised nationally by Eden Project Communities, The Big Virtual Lunch is the UK’s thanksgiving weekend for neighbours and communities – a time where people come together to celebrate community connections and get to know one another a little better. Our Age Friendly Banbury partnership is leading on getting older people in North Oxfordshire online for this event.Details
Services include food parcel delivery, online exercise and arts classes, and printed flyers signposting people without internet access to the facilities available.
Age Friendly Banbury has appointed a dedicated co-ordinator, Bee Myson, who will work with the local community to drive forward local priorities across a network of businesses, charities and volunteers.
Age Friendly Banbury is a partnership between local organisations with an interest in making Banbury an age-friendly town. It brings together older people; community leaders, local charities, businesses, and local councils (Banbury Town, Cherwell and South Northants Districts and Oxfordshire County).
A collaborative event with a rich programme of talks, workshops and stands. Age Friendly Banbury will be in attendance. There will be nearly 20 workshops, organised under five themes: Bringing People Together Getting Creative Including Everyone Improving Wellbeing Getting Going OCF will chair the afternoon and host a joint workshop: “Rebooting our mindsets; re-imagining our…Details
Banbury as an Age Friendly Town assumes that we all work together and do our best to ensure that Banbury is indeed a place where every older person matters. To ensure we continue harnessing our efforts and collective ambition to achieve this, we would very much like you to join us on 2nd April between…Details
On Monday, OCF hosted a celebration at The Mill Arts Centre, bringing together local people from across the business, public and charitable sectors to share progress made by the Age Friendly Banbury partnership.
“We need even pavements and better transport”: Age Friendly Banbury survey results reveal priorities
61% raised concerns about accessibility in the town centre, whilst whilst 57% gave public transport a negative score. Community support and health services and civic participation were also major themes.
The Age Friendly Banbury partnership is collecting feedback from local people about what it is like to grow old in the town. The consultation results will be used to create a proposal for some tangible initiatives to make Banbury more age friendly, with significant funding on the table.
After leading Oxfordshire Community Foundation for 10 years as Chief Executive, Jayne Woodley steps down on 30th June 2020. She has led the transformation of OCF from a small grant-making body with extremely limited resources to the ambitious, sector-leading organisation of today.