The final Wise Age “Training the Trainers” 3 day training programme in Age and Employment starts on Thursday 23rd February, continuing on 2nd March, and 9th March, at 10.00 am. The training will be held at our office, which is in the premises of our partner and ROPES AEEN Member Account3, 3 Birkbeck Street, Bethnal Green, London E2 6JY.
These 3 days provide you with everything you need to know to be able to provide support to older people ( 50+) seeking employment / self-employment, as well as a better understand the nature of ageism that older workers face and the benefits that they (and age diversity) can offer.
There's more information about our ROPES training here: ROPES.
Brexit and Older People - a meeting in london to have informed discussion on Brexit and what older people want after Brexit.
This meeting, jointly organised by Positive Ageing in London and Age Platform Europe (UK), is first of a planned series of discussions to ask older people (50+) what they want from a post Brexit UK, so that they can start to have their voice heard during the Brexit negotiations.
There will be a panel of expert speakers, who will outline the current rights and laws and initiatives that apply to UK older citizens at present and may or may not be transferred to UK laws, rights and policies in the future, as well as raising issues of concern for older people in or out of Brexit, including pensions, health and social care, employment rights etc.
This will be followed by a discussion involving all participants as to what are the key red lines for older people in both the negotiations and also the post Brexit Britain we will live in. This is part of an exercise to listen to and communicate with as many older people and their representative organisations as possible about what they want from Brexit- not an argument over pro or anti Brexit or hard and soft brexit, but to find out what issues matter most to older people that directly affect them.
To confirm attendance please register with eventbrite: Brexit for Older People
Went today to an excellent Positive Ageing in London meeting on ‘How Ageist are we?’ in central London.
There were speeches from:
Mervyn Eastman the Chair of PAiL who always gives good value and made a moving reference to visiting his mother who has dementia and reminded everyone that we should visit our parents and elderly relatives even though they may not remember everything or even us, they live in the moment and that moment of support love and companionship is very important to them and good for us.