Stoke Age Friendly City Charter Launches At OPEN Forum

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Stoke Age Friendly Charter

Older People’s Engagement Network  (OPEN) Forum at  The Bridge Centre, Birches Head Thursday 13 July

Launch of the Age Friendly City Charter for Stoke-on-Trent


Stoke-on-Trent City Council is a member of the World Health Organisation Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and has a dedicated group of volunteers acting as advisors in the form of the Age Friendly City Board. 

Working with partners the board addresses, steers, advances and influences the work of the council in delivering  the Age Friendly City agenda, to ensure more people enjoy good health, are financially secure, socially connected in later life.

In short to make Stoke-on-Trent a great place to grow older. 


The age profile is changing and by 2024 it is estimated that a quarter of the UK population will be over 60!


We want to help people plan for later life, stay active in their communities with access to care and health services that support a good quality later life and not one of social isolation and loneliness.


As part of that approach we are launching our charter to reinforce the existing rights of all older people to live in an Age Friendly City and to have the right and the voice to be engaged in shaping all aspects of life, including involvement in the design and delivery of the services provided to support them.


The charter will be officially launched at the OPEN Forum at The Bridge Centre on Thursday morning 13 July, followed by a meeting with the Lord Mayor to receive his endorsement in the parlour later that day.


OPEN's Cliff Hathaway, Chair of the Age Friendly Board said: “We are proud of and greatly value the contribution older people have made and continue to provide in our diverse city and ask everyone to  accept, support and sign up to our Charter.”


If you would like to attend the OPEN Forum discussing adult social care, please call Leonie on 01782 207 200 ext 211.


To find out more on Age-Friendly City, email:   Twitter: @agefriendlySoT

Call us on 01782 232349 or 07828 603627

Click the image below to download a leaflet.

Stoke Age Friendly City Poster


Dear Saltbox. Thank you for all you do in the city. Thank you for your faithfulness to your call. We pray God will keep increasing your influence in society.