Torfaen makes age-friendly pledge
7:10pm Tuesday 6th August 2013 in Monmouthshire news
TORFAEN council has signed up to the Dublin Declaration 2013 for age friendly communities and cities.
The pledge is a European commitment to work towards adopting the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) principles that will make communities age friendly.
All Welsh councils support the Ageing Well in Wales Programme, which has linked up with WHO to create age friendly places by 2020.
Torfaen deputy leader and older people’s champion, councillor Lewis Jones, said: “Over the coming months, we will be planning our local activities for the next ten years and this will include helping to make our communities age friendly.
“We want to continue to respond to what older people say is important to them in order to remain fit, active and participate in local community life.”
Go to ahaconference2013.ie for more information.
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