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About Friends Ageing Better

Friends Ageing Better is a community of older people share what is happening in the city while building relationships with like-minded people who live locally and benefit from discounts from local businesses and venues.

Working with Bristol Ageing Better and its partners, Age UK Bristol is creating this network of older people building on from all the great things already happening across the city


How do I take part in Friends Ageing Better? Become a member!

Becoming a member of FAB is free and you will be joining a community of older people in Bristol. You will be invited to local events, including catch-up cafes, where you can find out about activities happening near you. As a member, you will also be eligible for discounts and rewards. 

Fill in the form below to become a member. Please make sure to include your full postal address so that we can send you your FAB Membership Card through the post. 

Do you want to find out more? Join us at one of our FAB Catch-up Cafes!

We hold FAB Cafés across Bristol on a monthly basis. A FAB Café is an opportunity to share a cup of tea (and maybe a slice of cake!) and chat about what is going on in the local area in an informal and relaxed setting. FAB Cafes are open to everyone, you don't need to be a member to attend. Being part of FAB also provides access to special events and discounts across the city – for more information about this watch this space!

FAB volunteers will attend a FAB Café near them regularly, creating a welcoming space for everyone who joins and will share information regarding new events and activities happening near you, drawing from the wealth of information that BAB has created city-wide. Does this sound like something you would like to do? Get in touch!

If you are part of a group that is looking for new members, a FAB Café in your area is a great place to let local people know what you are doing.


When do FAB Cafés take place?

Once a month in different locations across Bristol, please see the list to find out when they are happening:

You can also visit the Age UK Bristol Activities and Events page to find out about the upcoming cafés. 


Is Friends Ageing Better online?

YES! You can join our Facebook Group ‘Friends Ageing Better – FAB Bristol’ to find and share information about FAB Cafés, events and activities happening in Bristol. We encourage everyone to be part of this online community and make it an exciting space online where people can connect.

Alternatively, you can always come back to this page on Age UK Bristol’s website to find out the latest news about FAB.


For more information about Friends Ageing Better, you can contact Clare Mitchell, FAB Development Officer ( or Silvia Jimenez Cruz, FAB Communications Officer ( on 0117 929 7537. Please note, between us, we work Monday to Thursday. 

For general enquiries, please email

This project is funded by Bristol Ageing Better and delivered in partnership with Bristol Older People's Forum