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Age Friendly Leeds

The ambition for Age Friendly Leeds is to make Leeds “the best city to grow old in”: a place where people of all ages actively participate in community life; somewhere older people are valued, feel respected and appreciated, and seen as the assets they are.

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About this project

Together, an age friendly community –

  • enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age
  • is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people that are important to them
  • helps people of all ages stay healthy and active
  • offers support and assistance so that everyone can join in

In practical terms, an age friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to all older people.

Leeds is one of more than 50 Age Friendly communities across the UK. The UK Network of Age Friendly Communities is coordinated by the Centre for Ageing Better. Leeds became an Age Friendly city in 2014, joining over 800 cities in 40 countries. The Age Friendly Charter sets out the beliefs and actions that will make Leeds an Age Friendly city.

Leeds Age Friendly Partnership is working to make Leeds the best city to grow old in.