An Old Idea
Age-Friendly Reimagined because it originated in 2007. The World Health Organisation introduced the concept. In 2013, the European Union adopted it in the Dublin Declaration and Councils throughout Wales became signatories. The Caerphilly 2015 Delivery Plan supports the Older People’s Strategy for Wales. They recognised Caerphilly Over 50 in this plan.
Councils did not engage wholeheartedly with Age-Friendly principles. Engagement and coproduction are key elements of Age-Friendly Communities. Councils have not moved participation beyond consultation and survey. This will be the challenge for the new programme.