Staying Connected is a small grants fund managed by the Elders Council with Age UK Newcastle. It is open to individuals and organisations with an idea which will enable older people to 'stay connected'. We are delighted with the responses so far, some of which have come from organisations that may not traditionally work with older people. If you have an idea which you think would encourage older people to ‘stay connected’, don’t delay: complete an application form now (link). We will be celebrating with all the successful projects on Tuesday 1st April 2014. If you would like more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 208 2701.
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.
This group meets about 10 times per year and has a programme of work on assessing older person friendly environments.
Using a checklist based on members views on what is important to older people, members of the working group have carried out systematic assessments of Newcastle City Centre, Parks and Recreation Areas and Supermarkets. In 2013 the group carried out assessments of the District Centres in Newcastle. Copies of the reports are available in the Publications section.
If you would like to join the working group, contact the Co-ordinator, email@example.com or telephone 0191 208 2701.
- Older Person Friendly City Centre, 2006
- Older Person Friendly City, Parks and Recreation Areas, 2008
- Older Person Friendly Supermarkets, 2011
- Older Person Friendly District Centres, 2013