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Social participation

Being able to stay connected with friends and family plays a crucial role in maintaining positive mental health and well-being. Age-friendly communities enable older people to interact with others and to take part in social activities.

Social Participation

What sort of projects might be relevant to this domain?

  • Activities that provide opportunities for people to maintain contacts with friends, family
  • Referral schemes that signpost individuals to activities/services to improve their health and wellbeing
  • Informal learning opportunities that encourage people to learn new skills and build confidence
  • Training and support to help people access services and information online
  • Quiet or “stress free” shopping hours and rest areas/seating areas in local businesses