1st October is the United Nations Day of Older People which gives us all an opportunity to celebrate the contribution and creativity of older people. In 2020, organisations in Newcastle have come together under the banner of Age Proud Newcastle to share an amazing range of activities to suit every interest. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook page and Twitter for more information as the month unfolds.
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.
For #AgeProudNewcastle this October we’re celebrating ageing well and keeping connected.
It’s an opportunity to stop and recognise people’s contributions and what we across our communities can do to support each other and drive change.
Organisations in Newcastle have worked together to produce an #AgeProudNewcastle brochure which we are delivering to older people in the city to give them information and ideas about how to join in the celebration. Look for a copy in our Reports section.
To celebrate we want your nominations for Newcastle’s Age Proud Champions. Enter here: https://equalarts.org.uk/age-proud-champions
We’d love to hear about the people making a difference in your communities and share their stories.