We enjoyed seeing so many of you at our AGM on 9th September 2021. We have now published our Annual Report which is available in the Reports section of the website. We hope you enjoy reading it.
At the AGM we premiered our 'Managing the Home Care Circus' animation. This will soon be available on the website, but we will also be showing it at the City Library on 1st October 2021 at 2.30 pm as part of the Older People's Day celebrations that are taking place during the day. If you would like to know more, contact us for a programme or look on https://www.informationnow.org.uk/article/age-proud-newcastle/
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.
In October, Elders Council joined forces with students from Newcastle University's Architecture, Planning and Landscape Department to undertake a review of the city centre to identify what would make it friendly and welcoming to people of all ages. We came together in a series of zoom focus groups where we shared our experiences and ideas. The students undertook a lot of research to find examples of 'what works' from other age-friendly cities. Our research and the findings are available in our report. We are planning to bring the Elders Council group together again to consider the findings and what we should do next to take them forward.