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Age-Friendly Banbury engagement event
Wednesday 20 June, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Age Friendly Banbury is an exciting new joint initiative to make Banbury a great place to grow older.
There are already some great groups and opportunities for older people in Banbury, but for some older people poor transport, unsuitable housing, fear of crime, lack of community cohesion, limited care and support, and difficulty finding or getting to social activities can get in the way of enjoying their later years.
Our initial focus is on older people, but when we are looking at the barriers that affect older people, we are usually also looking at barriers that affect children and young people, people with dementia, people with disabilities or anyone else. Our vision is of a ‘Banbury for all ages’ – a friendly and more accessible town for everyone.
Before we go any further, we would like to gather the expertise of organisations from all sectors with an interest in making Banbury an age-friendly town. Please join us at this informal event to find out more, contribute your views and get involved.
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, including former local MP Sir Tony Baldry; local charities, including Oxfordshire Community Foundation, Age UK Oxfordshire, Katharine House Hospice and the Royal Voluntary Service; businesses, including Sanctuary Housing, DCS and the Banbury Chamber of Commerce; and local councils (Banbury Town, Cherwell and South Northants Districts and Oxfordshire County). More information