Ageing with Style(s)
October is the month during which older people worldwide stand proud and celebrate their achievements and the contributions they make to society. Many organisations and groups do something special to celebrate older people in all their diversity and demonstrate how we embrace the challenges and opportunities of ageing. Is your group or organisation doing something to celebrate older people? If so, let us know by emailing [email protected] We are starting to promote the exciting events which are being planned so take a look at our events listing or look on www.informationnow.org.uk.
The Elders Council is a group of people who are interested in having a say about how to make Newcastle a great city in which to grow old. We do this in a variety of ways - peer research, arts projects, focus groups and regular meetings with service providers and policymakers.
It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Vera Bolter. Vera was one of the founding members of the Elders Council. For many years she led our work on Health and Social Care, Housing and Older Person Friendly City and represented the Elders Council both locally and nationally. Vera also led the Old Spice drama group, who through their witty and challenging performances raised important issues about the quality of life of older people in the city. Tributes are pouring in from a wide range of people who feel privileged to have worked with Vera over the years.
Tune in to Nova Radio North East 102.5 for our monthly radio programme. the theme is gardening, nutrition and cooking.