What is Oldie-Friendly Hackney?
The aim of the Oldie-Friendly Hackney project is to make Hackney a more welcoming and accessible borough to our older residents. Through our work at City & Hackney Carers Centre we have learned from many older carers and the people they care for that lack of services or facilities for older people can lead to social isolation.
Many of Hackney’s public toilets have been closed, gentrification is attracting businesses and eateries whose main aim is to get the younger generations pouring cash into their tills. People who have lived in Hackney for decades now feel unwelcome in many of the cafes that now line our high streets. It’s time for the Oldies to reclaim their borough! After all, we’ll all be Oldies one day.
Over the course of the next few months we will be contacting local shops, cafes and businesses to discuss how they can make their venue or services more oldie-friendly. We will also be contacting local schools to hold conversations with youngsters around the positive and negative aspects of growing old. We are an ageing society and we need to challenge people’s ageist views of older people
New supporters on the map
- Hackney Empire (291 Mare St, E8 1EJ) is oldie-friendly
- Whitmore Community Centre (2 Phillipp Street, N1 5NU) is oldie-friendly
- Marina Café (422 Mare St, E8 1HP) is oldie-friendly
- Coffee Afrique (Pembury Community Centre, Atkins Square, E8 1FA) is oldie-friendly
- Joseph's Café (137 Stoke Newington High St, N16 0NY) is oldie-friendly