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Welcome to the Elders Council Website

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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 

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Older People Working for Older People...

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.

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Featured Projects

Vera Bolter

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.

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Upcoming Events

Housing Health and Social Care Working Group September

If you want to ensure that the experiences of older people are influencing the way in which services and policy develop join us on the 27 September at 10.30am at Good Space. We will be joined by officers from Newcastle City Council to discuss Newcastle Being Well and by the Equalities Officer from Newcastle Hospitals Trust.

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