We are encouraging Banbury businesses, groups and organisations to become age friendly and adopt the Age Friendly Banbury Pledge to unite the town in being mindful of its older residents and how they access services local to them.
The Age Friendly Banbury partnership is continuing its support for local older people with its Connect! project. The first phase of the project aims to help existing users, who already have access to a device, become more confident. This will enable them to do more – such as shop online, access services, socialise, find information, and connect with friends and families.
Age Friendly Banbury has been sending out regular updates, to all its partners and supporters, to keep everyone interested informed about local events, initiatives and news. The latest version of this update received a new look.
Age friendly partners are holding an event at Banbury market on Thursday 1st October, 9am to 2pm, to celebrate International Day of Older Persons. They will be handing out free goodie bags for older residents, including lots of useful local information and the Age Friendly Banbury pin. On the same day, the Age Friendly Business Pledge is also launching.
Between 2017 and 2030, the number of persons aged 60 years or over is projected to grow by 46 per cent (from 962 million to 1.4 billion) globally outnumbering youth, as well as children under the age of 10. Moreover, this increase will be the greatest and most rapid in the developing world. Population ageing is…
Age Friendly Banbury partners encourage return to the town centre as the team gathered in the Market Square on Monday this week.
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.
We were delighted to welcome HRH Duchess of Cornwall to Banbury on Wednesday, shining a light on its bid to become an age-friendly town. As part of her visit, the Duchess was presented with the newly commissioned Age Friendly Banbury badge by co-ordinator Bee Myson.