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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Wednesday 15 & Thursday 16 June  |  SEC, Glasgow  |  #SCVOGathering

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Developing age-friendly communities in Scotland

Scottish Older People's Assembly

Day
Wednesday 15 June
Time slot
14:00-15:00
This event took place 22 days ago
Room
M3
Wheelchair accessible
Contact
Sheena Fontana
07745 355 234
Topics
Policy & influencing Families and communities
Overall aim
  • Develop understanding of what an Age-friendly Community is
  • Share learning on practical examples of Age-friendly Communities from other part of the UK
  • Promote discussion and inspire places to become Age-friendly Communities in Scotland
  • Provide information on where to go to get support to develop your Age-friendly Community
Description

What was covered in your session?

The workshop covered information giving on what an Age-friendly Community is and the evidence and rationale for using the framework to enable healthy and active ageing.The World Health Organisation Framework for Age-friendly Communities was shared and examples of activity in relation to each of the domains. There was input and discussion on activities that are Age-friendly that are happening across the UK and Scotland and ideas on how to progress this for Scotland. The SOPA funded project and links to the UK network for Age-friendly Communities as sources of support were shared.

Was there any useful feedback or reflection from the participants?

The workshop attracted a wide range of participants. There was feedback that a workshop related to Older People was in the minority at the Gathering and that older people’s issues did not appear to be on the Scottish Government’s or funders agenda.

The workshop participants were enthusiastic about Age-friendly work and gave examples of pockets of activity that addressed Age-friendly practice but wasn’t necessarily badged as AFC.

How people can find out more or get involved in your work?

Sheena Fontana Age-friendly Communities Lead

e Sheena@scotopa.org.uk

t 07745 355234

 http://www.scotopa.org.uk/index.asp?pageid=727290

Who was the event aimed at?

Influencers

Who spoke at this event?
Sheena Fontana - Age-friendly Communities Development Worker
Downloads
The Gathering Workshop.pptx (11 MB) Download

The Gathering 2022 was sponsored by

CCLA
Keegan & Pennykid
OSCR

Supported by Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Convention Bureau