Age Action Alliance Weekly Member’s News – 26 June 2017

Opportunities for Action


  • The Caribbean Social Forum are sponsoring an event Man 2 Man Health Matters, on Tuesday 27 June in London. Men’s health is not only a concern for men, but it is also a concern for women who care about the health of their fathers, husbands, sons, brothers and friends. Additionally, men’s health is an issue for employers who lose productive employees. Attendance is free and refreshments will be provided. Click here to find out more.


  • The next Bristol’s Older People Forum (BOPF) AGM is next Thursday 29 June at Broadmead Baptist Church. They are delighted to announce that Mayor Marvin Rees will be their speaker. You will also hear from the chair Judith, with a review of the past year, and an update on plans for the future. As always, there will be chance to have your say, meet many of the members, an information table, and of course tea and biscuits! No need to reply, we hope you can join us and do spread the word. Click here for details of the agenda and venue. You may also access the BOBF website here.


  • The Net Worx project is Peabody’s initiative targeted at tackling “Digital exclusion” within the community by creating an enabling environment to provide basic I.T training to residents. Net Worx FREE I.T computer training sessions are open to all residents and members of the community in Lambeth. The objective is to help people learn more about I.T and the internet geared towards improving their skills whilst using the computer. They have several centres across; Lambeth; Islington, Westminster, Southwark, Finchley, Hackney, Thamesmead and Tower Hamlets. Click here for further information on the classes, which commence on 30 June.


  • Age Concern Epsom & Ewell are 70 years old and celebrating by hosting the Golden Days Festival in Nonsuch Park, Epsom, Surrey on Sunday 02 July! At this intergenerational festival there will be something for everyone from grandchildren to grandparents. Music through the years, great food, games, cars, dog shows, cake competitions, photography competitions, cream teas, pubs and curry. Entrance is free. So gather your family and celebrate (and if you can gather 4 generations of your family together then join us at midday for a big photoshoot and to be entered into a draw to win a Family Hamper). Click here for all the details.


  • Discover Dance Festival 2017: How will you Discover Dance this Summer? Organised by the North Staffordshire Dance Development Partnership (NSDDP) and generously funded by the Arts Council England and Community Festival and Event Fund from Stoke-on-Trent City Council, this new dance festival will animate City Centre Hanley and the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery with exciting contemporary dance, and bring opportunities to take part in dance to Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire during 04 – 13 July. Click here to find out what’s on offer, including free taster sessions of the dance classes.



For your information


  • Ageing Nepal have published their Completion Report of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) 2017 for your information, use and sharing. Click here to read the report.


  • Age UK London has two short term research consultancy opportunities in relation to older people and housing: Consultative research with older people, with a view to responding to a public consultation on the London Housing Strategy and Statistical research relating to older private sector tenants in London. Further details and specifications are available on Age UK London’s website here (you will need to scroll down the page). Please feel free to pass this on to contacts who you think might be interested. If you are interested in either of these opportunities, please respond by 5pm on Friday 07 July, outlining in 500 words how you would meet the requirements.


  • Making sure the UK’s growing older population does not go hungry. Food Train is an award-winning charity and social enterprise providing services to help older people remain independent at home, including; practical home support, befriending, library outreach, neighbourhood meal sharing and our key service – grocery shopping delivery. Set up over 20 years ago and operating across Scotland, Food Train has over 1000 volunteers, supporting over 2700 older people, and are exploring options for expanding services into England and Wales. Click here to find out more.


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