WORK to develop an age-friendly West Dunbartonshire is being carried out by members of the local Age Well Forum.

The Age Well Forum, which is part of West Dunbartonshire’s CVS (Community Volunteering Services) is looking to bring together organisations with a remit to support living well into older age and has already started work to explore the development of an Aging Well Strategy. 

Initial scoping sessions have taken place, attended by 30 local community and third-sector organisations, which have generated a range of possible ideas which will be considered in the coming months. 

The aim of the CVS is to enrich the quality of life through volunteering and social action where every citizen has the opportunity to be encouraged and supported.

Communities and organisations are able to share, work and influence together to address the challenges facing West Dunbartonshire.

An update was brought before members of the community planning committee.

Selina Ross, chief officer of West Dunbartonshire CVS, said: “The Age Well Forum is quite an exciting endeavour for us. 

“Our older citizens in the area have started thinking about what an age-friendly West Dunbartonshire would look like and they have done a piece of initial mapping of some of the key concept ideas of where they want to look at.

“That will be rolled out over the next couple of meetings with a view to looking at a strategy or an action plan document coming forward for this group to look through to see what they can pull together.

“We would be looking at a consultative survey as we have said around spring 2024.”