There are currently almost 12 million people aged 65 and over in the UK, with 3.2 million aged 80 and over. It’s estimated that by 2036, one in four of the population will be over 65. In Thanet this figure is estimated to be closer to 1 in 3.
Becoming age-friendly means that you are committed to making small changes (and some big changes if needed) to make everyone feel more welcome in your premises. Understanding the issues that face us as we age will also promote a more connected and accepting community for us all to live in.
The course will cover:
• Understanding what is meant by the term ‘Age Friendly’.
• The benefits of being Age Friendly and how your organisation can take their first steps towards considering the needs of older people.
• Recognising the challenges for older people accessing your organisation and potential barriers.
The sessions are interactive and you will get to experience first-hand what it feels like to face some of the challenges we may face as we get older.
We have sessions running in both Margate and Ramsgate, click on the links below to book your place:
Please be aware that the course covers topics that you may find upsetting. If you would like more information about the content of the course, please get in touch.
If you would like to find out more about what it means to be Age-Friendly, take a look at our Toolkit to see what steps you can take.