Upcoming PAiL Meeting – Friday 26th May

By | May 10, 2017

Dear Fellow Positive Ageing in London members,

This is to invite you to the next PAiL meeting which we hope will be both important and interesting.

The feedback from members to our recommendation that PAiL becomes an autonomous organisation registered as an Unincorporated association with its own bank account  was positive so we are now going ahead to launch ourselves as Positive Ageing in London at our next meeting at 2 pm on Friday 26th May at Age UK London, 6th Floor, 1-6 Tavistock Square.

The key decisions to be made are: who is to become Treasurer, Secretary, and Membership Secretary of PAiL respectively; who would like to join the Committee to help myself as Chair and Irene as vice Chair to carry out the important work we are committed to doing. We would welcome anyone to contact us to put their names forward for any of these positions as well as thanking those who have already said they are prepared to help. After that, we will get appropriate signatures needed to start our bank account.

Our next important decision will be to agree our fundraising strategy and action plan and to ask members for help in contacting suitable funding agencies and in preparing funding and partnership bids.

We are also pleased to say that Age UK London has now got the funding from Hyde Housing to hold a series of meetings to engage with older people  over the issue of Housing and Older People and to make a contribution towards the Mayor’s housing strategy – whose consultation process and strategy will be launched later in the year. We are happy to be partners with AUKL in this and help to organise,  promote and recruit participants for these events and even join a steering group.

Part of the meeting will include a discussion on how members wish to continue and solidify our working relationship with age UK London and how best this and other partnerships can work.

In addition we hope to agree at the meeting  the organisation and dates for other events including developing working partnerships with relevant organisations to help us hold successful events around Employment and Benefits for Older people and also on Wellbeing and Older People.

You can view the proposed agenda by clicking here.

All in all this should be an important and interesting afternoon. Please confirm your attendance to Gordon Deuchars, gdeuchars@ageuklondon.org.uk

We look forward to seeing you there

Best wishes

Chris Walsh

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