South Lanarkshire Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to sign a commitment to becoming an age-friendly community.Councillors at the Executive Committee meeting today (February 1), endorsed plans to make a formal written commitment to the World Health Organisation to make South Lanarkshire an age friendly community and ‘a great place to grow older’.Plans include the council working with other organisations such as Seniors Together to make the area a more liveable place for older people and to allow more voices from the older generation to be heard.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.
Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Council leader Joe Fagan (East Kilbride Central North), welcomed the plans, and he said: “I want to put on record my own appreciation for the work that has been done on this report, and also the push behind it which comes from Seniors Together, our older people’s champion, and I know that some of the groundwork has been laid in the Community Planning Partnership so I just want to put on record my appreciation for all those who have brought this item to the council and I think this is a very positive step forward.”He added: “I think we’re right in saying that if we were to secure this status, we’d be the first local authority in Scotland to do so, so there’s a really positive story to tell on the backRead more on dailyrecord.co.uk
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