Growing older ... and all that jazz!
Members of the Elders Council and the Workers Educational Association (WEA) took to the streets on Wednesday 9th October to make a noise to celebrate older people's day. We sang songs which we had created by writing new lyrics to well known songs. After a great warm up with Nikki from Active Newcastle, John Grundy reflected on ageing, the importance of staying in touch and involved and the fantastic contribution which older people make to our city. Take a look at our Facebook page to see more pictures and videos of the event.
There are lots more activities taking place in the city during October, so why not try something new. Details are all events are available on: www.informationnow.org.uk/article/ageing-with-style.
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.