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Hastings to join the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities

In December 2020 Hastings Borough Council passed a motion for Hastings to join the World Health Organisation Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. 

Age-friendly communities is a concept developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2006 with already over 800 members worldwide.  In an Age-friendly community, services, local groups, businesses and residents all work together to identify and make the necessary changes in both the physical and social environment to  both support and enable older people to lead healthy and active lives. This is the start of a really exciting opportunity for Hastings and will be led by a partnership including Hastings Voluntary Action (HVA), The Centre for Ageing Better, Age UK and Hastings Borough Council.
Are you 50 plus and a local resident? We would really like to hear your views on different parts of Hastings infrastructure such as transport, outdoor spaces, health services etc and what needs improvement. Please click on the this link to submit your views and watch out for further details on how to take part in this project and join our Age Friendly focus groups coming soon!

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Hundreds of organisations active in Hastings have joined HVA.  

Its free to join and members can benefit from a range of services.


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