A manifesto for growing old well in Newcastle upon Tyne
The fact that we are all living longer, mostly healthier, lives is having a significant impact on our city. As older citizens we have a role to play in making sure that Newcastle upon Tyne is a place where people can grow up, live their lives and grow old with good health and positive wellbeing throughout. Older people are a great asset to their communities and to the city itself. We act as carers for family and friends; we are the largest volunteering group; many pay taxes; and all contribute to the economy of the city in a variety of ways. Click here to read more ...
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.
Dementia Friendly Cinema is a project being developed by the Tyneside Cinema. The idea for the project came from the Elders Council who have been thinking about what would make it possible for people with dementia and their carers to enjoy the cultural life of the city.
Tyneside Cinema welcomed the opportunity to work with the Elders Council and has quickly put in place a project group with a wide range of expertise in working with people with dementia.
A survey was conducted and findings will be used to assist with the pilot project. Further details to follow.