On this page you'll find handy guides and tools to support you in making your community more age-friendly, along with links to useful organisations to help you in your work.
How to age well
This guide presents an overview of some of the key factors that influence how well we age, and effective ways to help you get the most out of later life, whatever your age is today. Use it to help you start conversations with friends, family and colleagues about getting older, and start to take control of those aspects of life that can help you to age well.
Produced in partnership with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Positive Ageing Associates.
Making Wales a nation of age-friendly communities: A practical guide
A practical guide for communities looking to make their neighbourhoods more age-friendly produced by Ageing Well in Wales and COPA (Cymru Older People's Alliance).
A guide to being an age-friendly business
A guide which makes the business case for being age-friendly, and gives practical guidance for businesses. Produced by Ageing Well in Wales and COPA (Cymru Older People's Alliance).
Can Do guide
A handy guide to setting up a community group or project from JRF.
Animation explaining what is meant by co-production from Spice Timebanking.
Introduction to co-producing age-friendly environments with older people in Wales
A short guide to using techniques of co-production in creating age-friendly communities by Ageing Well in Wales.
Animation giving an overview of ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) from Carla Collins.
Effective engagement with local authorities
A practical toolkit for older people from the Older People's Commissioner for Wales.
Finding the right fit: Age-friendly community planning
Comprehensive toolkit to support communities wanting to become more age-friendly from the Ontario Government.
How to make information accessible
Excellent guide from CHANGE on how to present information in a clear and accessible way.
What are age-friendly environments?
Document from AFE Innovnet detailing what are age-friendly environments and why they are important.
Creating an age-friendly Wales
Document from Age Cymru's manifesto on making Wales a nation of age-friendly communities
Excellent short film from The University of Manchester about the value of age-friendly cities in society.
Age-Friendly communities: The Irish experience
Document detailing the work of Age-Friendly Ireland
Checklist of essential features of age-friendly cities
Handy checklist from the World Health Organisation.
Creating age-friendly cities
Briefing document from the Parliamentary Office of Science & Technology on key factors of age-friendly cities.
Street design for age-friendly neighbourhoods
Great advice from Care and Repair England on how to make streets more age-friendly.
Measuring the age-friendliness of communities
A guide on using indicators to measure how age-friendly a city or community is, produced by the World Health Organisation.
Global age-friendly communities: a guide
Handbook by the World Health Organisation.
Better Together: A comparative analysis of age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities
A great report from AARP (the American Association of Retired Persons) on the similarities and differences between age-friendly and dementia-friendly communities, and how the two movements can compliment each other.
A guide to intergenerational practice
A handy introduction to running intergenerational projects from Beth Johnson Foundation.
Bringing generations together in Wales
Hints on what makes intergenerational projects successful and useful case studies from the Welsh Local Government Association.
Creating connections, breaking down barriers
A toolkit on how to incorporate intergenerational practice into your projects developed by the Valuing Older People team in Manchester's Joint Health Unit and Beth Johnson Foundation.
Integenerational Resource Hub: Older People's Commissioner for Wales and Children's Commissioner for Wales
Resources to highlight the benefits of intergenerational activities and support those who may be looking to set up an intergenerational project. Co-produced by the Older People's Commissioner for Wales and the Children's Commissioner for Wales.
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Intergenerational schools project toolkit
A handy guide on running intergenerational projects in schools produced by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
Buses: A lifeline for older people
Study from Age Cymru on the importance of bus services to older people.
Getting started: A toolkit for setting up a community transport service
Guidance on setting up and running a community transport services from CTA Cymru.
Housing for older people in Wales: An evidence review
Report from the Public Policy Institute for Wales on the state of housing in Wales in respect of an ageing population.
Housing for older people: Future perspectives
A review of housing design and policy from Age-Friendly Ireland.
All our futures... Housing for ageing
Key messages on the role that suitable housing makes to ageing well, from The Housing and Ageing Alliance.