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Meet us at the Grainger Market


Elders Council will be hosting a monthly information session in the Grainger Market on the second Wednesday of the month from 10.00 am – 1.00 pm. At each session you will have the opportunity to meet members of the Elders Council to find out more about who we are and what we do. Each session will also have a theme, and we are inviting relevant organisations to provide information on the services they offer. Our next session on is Wednesday 10th April and the theme is falls prevention. We know that having a fall is a horrible experience and it can take a while to get back on your feet, so come and find out about what you can do to stay upright! Tyne and Wear Fire Brigade are also coming to tell you about how to keep your home safe. Don’t miss it.


These sessions are a collaboration with ‘Dementia Friendly Newcastle’ and we will be making sure that all our sessions are welcoming and relevant to people living with dementia and their carers.

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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

Doorbells: Dreaming for the Future

Doorbells: Dreaming for the Future - Film screening
Wednesday, 15th May 2019 6.00 pm at Star and Shadow Cinema, Warwick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1BB

My home, my castle, my container, my prison?
How do we imagine the future of where and how we live? Who will we live with? What can we afford? What will our lives look like and how will we manage?
This sensitive, humorous and moving performance, with original songs and live soundscapes, explores: behind our doorbells and front doors, how are we dreaming of the future?
Audience feedback
“Beautifully done and very moving.” Elders Council of Newcastle.
“A huge thank you for this great piece of work…you really are ahead of the game and others have a lot to learn from you.” Care & Repair England.
“Lovely use of humour and reverie to get the story told. Thought provoking. Alone but not lonely. But. . .food for thought. I have a husband 9 years older than me – will he still be here? Where would I like to be? Where are MY friends from school?” Audience member.
“Incredibly important story to talk about and fantastic inter-generational audience. Surprisingly entertaining for such a complicated and difficult subject. I started to know her and now want to know what happens next – what does she do? A soap opera! Some beautiful filming and loved the songs.” Audience member.

Ticket: £3 includes light buffet. Book your place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-screening-doorbells-dreaming-for-the-future-tickets-60303823359 or call Pauline Rutherford on 0191 208 2701 or email [email protected]

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Upcoming Events

Wellbeing for Life Session - Preview of Jesmond Community Festival

Join us on the 1 May at Jesmond Library at 10.30am followed by light refreshments for a preview of the Jesmond Community Festival.

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