Age Friendly Kingston

Ageing Well in Kingston

A flower format image showing the eight areas for attention in developing Age Friendly Kingston
Age Friendly key areas

Kingston is currently home to 24,900 people aged 65 and over. In 20 years’ time, Kingston will likely be home to 37,000 people in this age group.

With people living longer, it is important to make sure our borough is a place that meets the needs of all of us in the future and as we age. 

In December 2023, The Royal Borough of Kingston joined over 60 other towns and cities in the UK as part Centre for Better Ageing's UK network of Age Friendly Communities.

Kingston has committed to becoming more Age Friendly in our Council Plan for 2023-2027 and this means something for everyone in Kingston. We want to improve healthy ageing and increase a healthy life expectancy in Kingston. This means starting early to ensure healthy lifestyle and outcomes for people of all ages in Kingston - giving them the best opportunity to grow older healthier and expect to enjoy their life to the full longer. 

What is an Age Friendly Community?

Age friendly communities build a social environment that promote healthy ageing - from adulthood to older age. 

The World Health Organisation has outlined eight areas to help focus improvement to a better ageing experience. These are described on the Centre for Better Ageing's Website.

  1. Outdoor spaces and buildings

  2. Transport

  3. Housing

  4. Social participation

  5. Respect and social inclusion

  6. Civic participation and employment

  7. Communication and information

  8. Community support and health services

Read more about why becoming more Age Friendly is important  

The Kingston Director of Public Health Annual Report - Ageing Well in Kingston

 Our recent independent research Age Friendly Engagement in the Royal Borough of Kingston Report January 2024

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Help us make Kingston more Age Friendly - become an Ambassador

Kingston Council is looking for Age Friendly Ambassadors to work with us and engage with your friends, contacts, clubs and communities. 

If you are interested in becoming an ambassador or just want to stay informed, you can email


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