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Book your place now for the 2013 South West Seniors Assembly

Plans are now taking shape for this year's South West Seniors Assembly, which will be looking at how older people themselves can play an active part in tackling social exclusion amongst the elderly.

It all takes place on Wednesday 29 May at the City Academy, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol, and as well as general discussions, there will be four work streams where the issues can be examined in more detail, and positive proposals shared. These are:

Health and Well being

Digital Inclusion

Funding Older People’s Groups & Activities

Community Transport


The day will also include the AGM of the South West Seniors Assembly.

Older people are all too often dismissed as a “problem” for society to deal with – a “drain on our resources”. The two organisations hosting this event, the South West Seniors Network and the South West Forum on Ageing, take the opposite view. We believe that older people themselves hold the key to overcoming the challenges we face, as well as contributing towards the economy.

Included in the day’s events will be advice on how to set up projects that will make a difference to people’s lives, learning from existing projects in the region, and also how to access financial support from the new £160 million Big Lottery Fund strategic investment in Older People.

The panel and Q&A session at the end of the day will also allow delegates to raise and discuss other key issues.

The event is being generously supported by AGES 2.0, an EU-funded project exploring how social media can improve well-being through digital engagement.

To find out more about the event, or to book your place, contact the event organisers, South West Foundation, on  01761 471104 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Last Updated (Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:01)