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  • Celebrating Age Festival

    The Celebrating Age Festival (CAF) takes place annually in October. The festival aims to challenge stereotypes and recognise the contribution of older people in Bristol.

    Find out more here.

  • Going Home - Hospital discharge service

    Our Home from Hospital service works in conjunction with Southmead Hospital and Southern Brooks to support older people leaving hospital. We have hospital link workers based at Southmead Hospital who can connect people to a wide range of voluntary sector services aimed at supporting individuals with practical, social or emotional needs.

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  • Age-friendly Bristol

    In November 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) accepted Bristol’s application to become the 705th member of the Global Network of Age-friendly Communities.

    Read about our age-friendly work in the city, and access our resources and toolkits. 

  • Ageing Well pilots

    The Ageing Well programme aims to improve the quality of life of older people, so that everyone in Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) can stay well as they get older.

    Age UK Bristol is leading on two of these pilots, Active Lives and Connecting Communities.  

  • Bristol Walk Fest 2024

    Bristol Walk Fest is a walking festival that runs from 1st – 31st May.

    It began over a decade ago to inspire and encourage people of all ages to explore Bristol by foot.The festival includes walks across Bristol that you can enjoy either individually or with others, with inclusive walks and events for people of all ages, interests and abilities. The walks are either free or low-cost, providing everyone with an opportunity to get involved. 

  • Active Ageing

    Active Ageing is an initiative that aims to engage, inspire and enable people to be active, healthy and happy in later life. Active Ageing builds on existing provisions and develops new activities to encourage people aged 55 and over to become and stay active.

  • How we use research in our work

    Age UK Bristol is involved in innovative research in Bristol. We actively support research about and for older people and we also help to run the Bristol Research Forum on Ageing. We work to improve connections between academic research and local authorities, health, and voluntary sector to improve the lives of older people in Bristol.

  • Bristol Ageing Better

    Bristol Ageing Better (BAB) was a programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund between 2015-2022, which worked with a partnership of individuals and organisations to reduce isolation and loneliness among older people in Bristol. Over the years BAB has built up a vast library of learning, evaluation and evidence regarding people aged 50+ in Bristol.