Celebrating the Diversity of Older Londoners

Friday 22 February 2019

City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA

View the presentations from the day and recommendations London is the most diverse city in the world and we want to celebrate that fact, remembering that Londoners of all ages help make this city such a vibrant, active, working and cultural place. This conference is an opportunity to participate in a positive appreciation of the benefits that older people bring to London, including those from different ethnic communities, from different racial and cultural backgrounds (including the Windrush generation), from the LGBTQ+ communities and by those who have disabilities. Agenda
Time Topic Speaker
9.30 Arrival and coffee
10.00 Welcome and introduction Chris Walsh ? Chair of PAiL and Age Platform (UK Branch)
10.10 The Diversity of older Londoners, their issues and how the GLA is contributing to addressing them Sue Johnson ? Senior Equality and Fairness Policy GLA
10.30 Opening Doors, Confidence in Care Jim Glennon - Volunteer Ambassador
10.50 Invisible and Unsung Bridgit Agatha Sam-Bailey
11.10 The Windrush Generation Judy Bolton ? Justice 4 Grenfell
11.35 Experience Peter Bennett ? Interfaith Officer
12.00 Lunch and Networking
12.45 The Social Market Foundation Nigel Keohane, Research Director The Social Market Foundation
13.05 Review by the Disability CPG in Holyrood Margaret Ellis
13.10 Opportunities to Engage Group discussions
13.20 Focus groups, followed by agreed recommendations from members to be presented to Policy Makers (Chair) Chris Walsh ? Chair
14.00 Finish

Wellbeing Conference

Monday 22 October 2018

Emma Cons Hall, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road

View the presentations from the day and recommendations This half-day conference focuses on wellbeing ? staying happy, healthy amid health social care provision concerns. The event focuses on maintaining health and wellbeing in later life, and the programme reflects the most vital factors that are known to contribute to wellbeing for older people ? such as social participation, maintaining thinking skills, and physical activity. Another important aspect of the day will be to agree recommendations for wellbeing that include critiques of current health and social care. Agenda
Time Topic Speaker
10:30 Arrival and coffee
11:00 Welcome and introduction Chris Walsh ? Chair of PAiL and Age Platform (UK Branch)
11:05 Staying Sharp ? understanding your risk of dementia Alzheimer?s Society
11:35 Staying Active - Why we need to remain physically active and what we must do
12:00 Building Cognitive Resilience for Independence and Control Keiron Sparrowhawk, MyCognition
12:20 A Different Way of Ageing Anna Watkins and Sheila Nicholson, Older Women?s Co-Housing
12:40 Staying Connected Andy Nazer, Campaign to End Loneliness
13:00 Lunch and information from relevant groups
14:00 Introduction to the afternoon session Chris Walsh ? Chair
14:10 Age UK?s Wellbeing Index Prof Jose Iparraguirre, Age UK
14:45 How can we promote wellbeing for older Londoners? Group discussions
15:30 Agreed recommendations from members which include critiques of the current health and social care structure, to be presented to policy makers Chris Walsh ? Chair
16:00 Finish

Attendees We welcome people from across London, from all the different and diverse groups which make up older Londoners, as well as experts who work on behalf of inclusivity and older people.