EVERYONE’S TOMORROW – TODAY!
The Elders Council radio programme broadcast on 102.5fm
on the first Friday of every month from 2 to 4pm.
Our programme on Friday 3 February had as its theme the benefits of music for older people, both as participants and as listeners. First, talking together about participation are Ann Ridley and Ann Graham. Click here to hear what was said,
Next, Neville Harris came into the studio to read his poem Cause and effect. Then Ann Ridley read her short story Play “Misty” for me.
Annette Hames, the manager of the Byker respite centre, came into the studio to talk with Ann Ridley about the benefits of music for those living with dementia.
As older people, we know that social care is in urgent need of reform with fewer people getting the help they might need to remain independent at home. A group of Elders Council members set out to explore alternative models of care and support. Their findings are available in a report in the Reports section of the website. Elders Council is now discussing the findings with Newcastle City Council and others in the hope that more innovative models of care will be offered in the city.