AgeFriendlyBristol (@AgeFriendBrist )

AgeFriendlyBristol

Bio Making #Bristol an #agefriendly city for everyone to enjoy. Well share latest updates as well as inspiration from other areas. Account run by @BABBristol
Location Bristol, England
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Account created 15-05-2019 10:36:51
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Twitter Web App : 3/3 If you will be taking the bus, First West of England has an app which shows how many people are on buses currently travelling. If you need to pay for your bus ticket, you will need the correct change or a contactless card or payment app. 🚌

Twitter Web App : 2/3 Remember that you will need to wear a face covering if you are going inside a shop. 😷

You may wish to call ahead to the shop or place you are visiting and as what their busiest times are and whether they have seating and shelter available. ☎️💺

Twitter Web App : 1/3 Planning your visit to the shops: #Covid19UK

You may have to queue outside for a few minutes. Make sure you prepare for the weather with suitable clothing to protect from the sun and rain, sunscreen and a bottle
of water to make sure you stay hydrated. 🌞☂️🧃

Twitter Web App : ... Especially as those who had been #shielding will no longer receive food parcels and may start to venture out to shops again in August. We'll be sharing some actions that #olderpeople have said would help them shop with confidence and reduce their risk.

Twitter Web App : Supporting #older customers during #Covid19.

We want to make sure that those over 50 are safely able to stay as active, independent and connected to their communities as possible.

One of the things that can make people anxious is how they will do their shopping... 🛍️

Twitter Web App : "The voices of #olderpeople have not been heard in this pandemic. They have been talked about rather than heard from..." 🗣️

Great blog from Ageing Better on 5 key challenges we face in response to #Covid19.

ageing-better.org.uk/blogs/five-key…

Twitter Web App : “Marketing teams need to have more people of color, more people of different ages and backgrounds. Take the time to understand what it is to walk in their shoes, and thus how to get people in those shoes interested in your products and services.” - E. Percil Stanford twitter.com/JoyceWilliams_…

Twitter Web App : 3/3 We have created an #agefriendly guide for for businesses supporting #older customers and those facing barriers during #COVID19.

Please share it with any business owners or organisations who you think it would benefit.

Twitter Web App : 2/3 We want to ensure that people who have been shielding, many of who will start to do shopping and run errands again from next month, are as accommodated and protected as possible, and that people with #disabilities or impairments do not face any unnecessary barriers.

Twitter Web App : 1/3 We've been working with our Older Persons Advisory Group as well as equalities organisations to produce a list of actions and recommendations for retailers/hospitality spaces to ensure they are inclusive of #olderpeople & have measures to help older customers to stay safe.

Twitter Web App : 2/2 We are now looking at ways in which we can recover, reset and rebuild our #agefriendly work in #Bristol. As a part of this work, well be reintroducing our monthly age-friendly updates. You can read the latest one here: mailchi.mp/2f61fb773539/j…

Twitter Web App : 1/2 Since the pandemic you'll have noticed that our #agefriendly communications became very quiet.

We were forced by circumstances to focus on the crisis at hand and we re-directed our efforts towards supporting Age UK Bristol with the establishment of the Support Hub.

Twitter Web App : As a part of #VolunteersWeek were launching our latest toolkit, offering advice and support on how to #volunteer in your #community during the pandemic.

You can read it on our #agefriendly website: agefriendlybristol.org.uk/helping-older-…

Twitter Web App : “I’m not 20.I don’t want to be 20, but I’m really freaking cool.That’s what I think about when I’m posting a photo.” Model Lyn Slater, 65.

Great attitude to life!
Not every woman aspires to be 20 again, lets celebrate midlife wisdom, knowledge & experience.

#FridayMotivation

Twitter Web App : A photographer is seeking #volunteers who are 80+ to star in a collection of images aiming to challenge #ageism and show #olderpeople in a fresh light. Fantastic #AgeProud idea! Do you know someone who might be interested in taking part? 📸

bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictur…

Twitter Web App : We look forward to hearing more!

Here in #Bristol we have the Babs - a show run by and for #olderpeople to be the voice of #ageing. twitter.com/LLARNetwork/st…

Twitter Web App : When it comes to coronavirus, the impact of language and attitudes that lump everyone over a certain age into a category labelled ‘vulnerable’ could do much more harm than good.

ageing-better.org.uk/news/coronavir…

Twitter Web App : If we continue to constantly refer to #olderadults as the elderly within health, social care, third sector, gvt, & media we re-enforce age stereotypes & assumptions which dehumanises & others us.
Stop it, Im sick of it!