Here is a brief selection of our recent work, and what we expect to be doing next month …
In October, among other activities, we have…
- successfully delivered a Wise Up to Ageism webinar for 103 LCC Adults & Health staff.
- held an awayday with staff and trustees to explore our vision for Leeds Older People’s Forum post Time to Shine
- taken part, through Age Proud Leeds, in Korean virtual exhibition: Global Campaigns for Human Rights of Older Persons
- published and distributed the latest edition of Shine Magazine and prepared to gather readers’ feedback
- published blogs on new reports: ‘RU OK?… now’, ‘Making a Match’, ‘Working with younger older people’ and ‘Greater than the sum of its parts’
- held a Digital Inclusion event in partnership with 100% Digital Leeds as part of Get Online Week
- been awarded a Dying Matters Leeds Community grant to deliver group and 1:1 arts-based work creating ‘Celebration of Life’ boxes
- attended AGE UK’s Older People’s Engagement group to highlight Friendly Communities work.
- completed a funding bid to contribute to the costs of producing Shine magazine after March 2022
In November, we expect to…
- support staff working with older people by offering training in mental health awareness and Mental Health First Aid
- create a report and toolkit about the Age Proud Festival
- run a workshop about working with younger older people
- launch the NHSCharities arts project, to reduce health inequalities, working with The Performance Ensemble and Leeds Neighbourhood Networks,.
- start running monthly meetings with Public Health for the 39 projects supporting positive Covid 19 and vaccination messaging to people aged 60+
- deliver a Dementia Friends session to the White Rose Shopping Centre management team
- deliver Wise Up to Ageism to staff of Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association
- meet with Leeds Markets to discuss their Age and Dementia friendly work