About Barbara Douglas

I have worked in Newcastle upon Tyne on ageing issues since 1995.  I was privileged to work with Action for Health – Senior Citizens in Newcastle, a pioneering group of older people whose work laid the foundation for what later became the Elders Council of Newcastle. I have enjoyed being involved in national and international initiatives on ageing and supporting Newcastle’s endeavour to become an age-friendly city.  I love the work and I am constantly inspired by the commitment of so many people to make the city a more equal and pleasant place to live.  In my spare time, I play the piano and try to brush up on my rusty Spanish.