The key partners, that have been part of the leadership group for Age Friendly Banbury since it formed in 2018, are still actively involved and committed to its success. Age Friendly Banbury now moves closer to these frontline partners, as Age UK Oxfordshire takes on the hosting of the project and co-ordinator Bee Myson.
Age Friendly Banbury and partners promoted a healthy start to 2022 with a pop-up stall in the market on Thursday January 20th. They encouraged older residents to start the year with new resolutions by sharing partner information on keeping well, active and engaged.
Age Friendly Banbury celebrated the UN International Day of Older Persons in Banbury Market and a partners meeting in Banbury Town Hall.
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.
Age Friendly Banbury partners encourage return to the town centre as the team gathered in the Market Square on Monday this week.
Services include food parcel delivery, online exercise and arts classes, and printed flyers signposting people without internet access to the facilities available.