Older Person Friendly City Group

This group meets about six times per year and has a programme of work on assessing older person friendly environments.

Using a checklist based on members views on what is important to older people, members of the working group have carried out systematic assessments of Newcastle City Centre, Parks and Recreation Areas and Supermarkets. In 2013 the group carried out assessments of the District Centres in Newcastle.  Copies of the reports are available in the Publications section as well as listed below.

If you would like to join the working group, contact [email protected] or call 2082701.

Publications:

 Older Person Friendly City Centre, 2006
 Older Person Friendly City, Parks & Recreation Areas, 2008
 Older Person Friendly Supermarkets, 2011

Older Person Friendly District Centres, 2013

 
Ageing with Style

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.