In the group we look at a wide range of transport issues as they affect older people. We continually look at issues such as the cost of concessionary travel, the quality of bus services and travel safety.
We work closely with Nexus, the City Council, the Universities and with the local bus operators such as Stagecoach.
In addition, we are consulted on transport initiatives, both National and Regional. We also nominate representatives to the Tyne and Wear Older Peoples' Transport Forum.
We meet bi-monthly and any member of the Elders Council is welcome to join the Group.
To find out more email [email protected] or call 0191 2082701.
Organisations across the city are offering a wide range of different activities during the month of October. Keep checking Information NOW and the Elders Council website and facebook page for updates on the activities on offer. Here is just a flavour:
1st October you can spend the morning at Newcastle Eagles taking part in the Golden Games and in the afternoon you can enjoy a visit to Dippy the Dinosaur at Great North Museum and hear from the curator.
On 5th October, you can be inspired at Dance City at Inspire Platform where different groups of older dancers will perform.
On 9th October you have a date with the Elders Council and WEA's Active Voices group who will be parading their banners and songs from Grainger Market to Space 2. John Grundy will be joining us to celebrate.
Or you can enjoy a performance of Chamber Music at Sage Gateshead on 16th October when the Royal Northern Sinfonia are putting on a dementia-friendly performance of Elgar and Mozart.
And there is plenty more to come ....
To keep up to date, look up www.informationnow.org.uk/article/ageing-with-style and look at the Elders Council's Facebook page.