RVA and East Sussex County Council are working with Rother District Council to see Rother adopt the Age-Friendly Community Framework.

Age-friendly communities are places where people of all ages can live healthy and active lives. These places make it possible for people to continue to stay in their homes, participate in the activities that they value, and contribute to their communities, for as long as possible.

Creating age-friendly communities involves older residents, local groups, councils, and businesses working together to improve their community. Key features of an age-friendly community include good transport, outdoor spaces, volunteering and employment opportunities, leisure and community services.

Find out more about the eight domains of age-friendly on website for The Centre for Ageing Better.

Through our work on the Healthy Ageing through Innovation in Rural Europe (HAIRE) Project, we have interviewed over 75 older people in Rural Rother and believe that Age Friendly Communities offers a great way to implement solutions for the challenges and opportunities we have discovered.

For more details and how to get involved, please contact jen.atherall@rva.uk.com.