1st October is the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. What better way to celebrate than to enjoy the vast array of opportunities available to older people to learn something new or simply enjoy a fun activity? It's hard to keep up with the wealth of interesting things to do. If you want to find out about what's on in the Newcastle area, the best place to look is on www.informationnow.org.uk under Events and Activities.
Just to give you a flavour, the Elders Council in partnership with Northumbria University have relaunched the award winning Project ICE which is an IT drop-in where students will help you to sort out how to get better at making the most of your smartphone or tablet or ipad. Sessions start on Wednesday 3rd October and run fortnightly until December. Have a look at the Events and Workshops section of our website to find out more. Or do you fancy trying a bit of drama? The Search Project are running drama workshops with Sarah Kemp, director of a local theatre company starting on Thursday afternoon 4th October at St James Church in Benwell. Or are you up for 'Pushing the Possibilities' - an outdoor course for over 55s? Go along to the open day at Gateshead Civic Centre on 12th October 10.00 am - 4.00 pm to find out more.
There is no need to 'sit alone in your room', come out and join others in the wealth of fun and interesting activities our city has to offer.
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.
Keeping up our IT skills can be a bit of a challenge when we are no longer in the workplace where colleagues can help or family members and friends with the time to show you how to use that great app! But help is at hand from students at Northumbria University who run a regular fortnightly IT drop-in session in Room 107, Squires Building, 2 Sandyford Road, NE1 8SB.
However, big or small the problem you want to solve, call in for help. You will receive one-to-one support as well as having the opportunity for interesting conversations with students studying in Newcastle. The sessions are popular, so to book a place please call 0191 208 2701 or email [email protected]