Age Friendly Businesses
SOME of Wirral’s biggest retailers have been asked to sign up to a new initiative to make shopping easier for older people.
In a survey carried out by Age UK, four out of 10 people over 65 said they believed traders have very little interest in the needs of older shoppers, despite older households spending an estimated £145bn a year on goods and services.
Wirral Council and its partners including Age UK Wirral and Wirral Chamber are now urging local businesses to back a new ‘Age-Friendly’ initiative in Wirral. Businesses taking party will carry an Age-Friendly sticker guaranteeing older visitors a chair, access to a loo and a drink, as a minimum.
The businesses that have signed up to the scheme already are as follows.
The Dog Wash Company - 2 Marcus street, Birkenhead, CH41 1EU
McDonald’s - 262/264 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 6EB
The Fish Bowl - 18 Oxton Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2QJ
Mystique Hair & Beauty - 5 Oxton Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2QQ
Kitstop - 20 Oxton Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2QJ
Cashino - 247, 243 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2PH
Munroes - 237 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2PX
Brighthouse - 233-235 Grange Road, Birkenhead CH41 6EB
Farm Foods - 1 Salisbury St, Birkenhead CH41 2RL
Pound Bakery Café - 239-241 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2PH
Icare Opticians - 254 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 6EB
Boots - 215 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2PH
Superdrug - 205 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2PF
Waterstones - 188-192 Grange Rd, Birkenhead CH41 6EA
Optisavers - 8-10 Princes Pavement, Birkenhead CH41 2XX
Home Bargains - 150 Borough Rd, Birkenhead CH41 2RA