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Older People's Commissioner for Wales

This webinar aims to inspire engagement and celebrate action being taken towards the develoment of an Age-friendly Wales by older people, organisations and local authorities.

Whilst introducing Age-friendly Communities, this webinar will also explore opportunities to get involved, the importance and benefits of working in partnership and the impact of the age-friendly approach


What is an Age-friendly Community?

The Commissioner believes that we all should be able to age well. In an age-friendly community we feel valued, included and respected and can:

  • get out and about
  • do things that we want to do
  • lead healthy and active lives
  • access information
  • make our voices heard

When communities come together to become more age-friendly it benefits everyone who lives in them, making it possible for people to stay independent and active community members for as long as possible.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes age-friendly communities as being places in which older people, communities, policies, services, settings and structures work together in partnership to support and enable us all to age well. 

In an age-friendly community, the WHO have identified eight essential features that work well, and work together, often referred to as the eight domains:

  • Outdoor spaces and building
  • Transport
  • Housing
  • Social participation
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Civic participation and employment
  • Communication and information
  • Community support and health services

Who is it for?

Anyone interested in learning more about Age-friendly Communities, what is already being done to make them a reality, our ambitions for the future and the importance of delivering in partnership.


If you have any further questions do not hesitate to get in touch by email ageingwell@olderpeoplewales.com

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Older People's Commissioner for Wales

Mae Comisiynydd Pobl Hŷn Cymru’n gwarchod ac yn hybu hawliau pobl hŷn ledled Cymru, gan graffu a dylanwadu ar amrywiaeth eang o bolisïau ac arferion i wella eu bywydau. Mae’n darparu help a chefnogaeth yn uniongyrchol i bobl hŷn drwy ei thîm gwaith achosion ac mae’n gweithio i rymuso pobl hŷn i sicrhau bod eu llais yn cael ei glywed ac y gweithredir yn ei gylch. Mae rôl y Comisiynydd yn seiliedig ar gyfres o bwerau cyfreithiol unigryw i’w chefnogi gydag adolygu gwaith cyrff cyhoeddus a’u dal yn atebol pan fo angen.

Mae’r Comisiynydd yn gweithredu i roi terfyn ar wahaniaethu a rhagfarn ar sail oedran, i atal cam-drin pobl hŷn ac i alluogi i bawb heneiddio’n dda.

Mae’r Comisiynydd eisiau i Gymru fod y lle gorau yn y byd i bobl heneiddio ynddo.


The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales protects and promotes the rights of older people throughout Wales, scrutinising and influencing a wide range of policy and practice to improve their lives. She provides help and support directly to older people through her casework team and works to empower older people and ensure that their voices are heard and acted upon. The Commissioner’s role is underpinned by a set of unique legal powers to support her in reviewing the work of public bodies and holding them to account when necessary.

The Commissioner is taking action to end ageism and age discrimination, stop the abuse of older people and enable everyone to age well.

The Commissioner wants Wales to be the best place in the world to grow older.