Celebrating the Diversity of Older Londoners
Friday 22 February 2019
City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA
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.
|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|
Monday 22 October 2018
Emma Cons Hall, Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road
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.
|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|
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.