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.
We are members of Newcastle's Age Friendly City group, which is working to ensure that the city is responding to the challenges and opportunities arising from the fact that we are living longer, healthier lives.
We also know that older people make a significant contribution to the community and we encourage and support people to keep active and stay connected. We have developed a Manifesto which sets out how we think older people can make a contribution to the life of the city.
If you would like to join our lively organisation, click 'Join Us' .