Age Friendly Barnsley

Age Friendly Barnsley

Age Friendly is a concept that was developed by the World Health Organisation. Barnsley has joined the UK network of Age Friendly communities and working together we want everyone in Barnsley to enjoy healthy and active ageing. Age Friendly communities make it possible for people to continue to stay living in their homes, participate in the activities they value, and contribute to their communities, for as long as possible.

Healthier Communities at Barnsley Council are working with the lead at Age UK Barnsley and other partners, including South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, South Yorkshire Integrated Care System, Barnsley DAA, Barnsley U3A and other local voluntary organisations.

Being an Age Friendly community is not about achieving a standard. It's about taking the decision to make improvements at whatever pace we can. 

Age Friendly Barnsley Festival 2021

The Festival ran from 27 September to 1 October 2021, with events all around the Borough. Take a look at some of the festival highlights.

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Age-Friendly Barnsley success stories

Hear what our residents have been up to, to support our communities.

Wortley Golf Club tees up Age Friendly success

Members and staff at Wortley Golf Club have teamed up with Age UK Barnsley to deliver weekly lunches to older residents in a number of villages in the Penistone area.
Members of the golf club have generously donated to fund the scheme and golf club staff prepare the food. Age UK Barnsley’s staff and volunteers then deliver the meals to the happy recipients.

Watch BBC Look Norths video of Club Steward Paul Hutton, Age UK Barnsley’s Sharon Haggerty and service user Shirley Everett telling us more. 

Award winner Brian Johnson

Our August Award goes to Brian Johnson who kindly gave his time to create bug hotels as part of the Intergenerational Project in Thurlstone.

Wombwell Main's Football Club launches over 50's team

Wombwell Main Football Club has set up an over 50's walking football team to encourage those approaching later life to stay active. 

Find out more about Wombwell's over 50's team

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