11 July 2017

Age UK Notts signs up to an initiative benefitting older people across Nottingham called ‘Take a Seat’ to support Nottingham City Council’s drive for businesses and community groups to think about the needs of the elderly.

‘Take a Seat’ was introduced by Age Friendly Nottingham (AFN) in September 2015 in Clifton and has recently been rolled out to cover other areas of the city. It is about raising awareness of how people sometimes struggle to get out and about because there is not enough seating available. In order to encourage more older people to remain part of their local community, AFN is working with local businesses to provide more seating for people who need to take catch their breath.

On joining ‘Take a Seat’ and becoming age friendly, Age UK Notts agrees to offer older people a chance to sit down if they need to catch their breath when they are out and about. To let older people know that Age UK Notts is part of this initiative, a ‘We are Age Friendly’ sticker is displayed in its window to show that older people will be given a warm welcome and offered a chair if needed.

Mick Tinkler, Chief Executive of Age UK Notts said: “It’s vital that we help older people stay independent and get out into their local communities. We’re very passionate about being involved in ‘Take a Seat’, having a seat in our Head Office in Bradbury House and the sticker in the window shows the rest of the world that we are very proud to care and that we are part of a wonderful Age Friendly Nottingham initiative.”

If you are out and about in Nottingham and would like to sit down and catch your breath, please feel free to visit our Head Office at Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare Street, Nottingham NG1 4FQ.