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PAiL Newsletter May 2021

Dear PAIL member  Please find our PositiveAgeing in London newsletter with updates about our work and that of our age partners. As you will see much of our activity the last month or so has been around the elections for Mayor of London and the GLA Assembly. We have contacted all the main parties candidates for mayor and the assembly asking them to endorse the priorities which we and our partners in the London Age…

PAIL/ LAFF Age-Friendly Priorities for the London Mayoral elections

PAIL in partnership with our fellow members of the London Age Friendly Coalition, including the GLF, Age UK London and the 3rd Age Trust produced a series of key priorities following an agreement by each of our Domain working groups as to the three – 5 most important issues in each field.  We have now circulated them to all the main parties and candidates for Mayor and the GLA  25 assembly members asking for their endorsement. So…

PAiL Updates

We now have a new committee elected at the AGM and subsequent committee meetings which meets once a month. This includes Bridgit Sam Bailey and Tim Whitaker as Vice Chairs and Carol Vincent our Secretary.We are happy for observers to attend these virtual zoom meetings especially if they have something specific to raise or to offer. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month Please contact us at positiveageinginlondon@gmail.com  if you wish to be invited. 

The physical and psychological benefits of being able to hug again could be huge

Please find the link below to a news story Dr Shungu Hilda M’gadzah contributed to where he talks about the benefits of hugging and the impact of the lockdown on the elderly. Published today in the Independent! https://www.linkedin.com/posts/newspageuk_the-physical-and-psychological-benefits-of-activity-6795316149727842304-TnOD

Remembering How To Socialise Post-Lockdown!

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/mar/27/forgotten-how-to-socialise-heres-your-post-lockdown-primer  From Monday in England, people will be able to meet outdoors either in a group of six (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to two households, including in private gardens. While this is exciting, it may also be a little daunting – many of us will have forgotten how to socialise normally during the long months of lockdown. Here’s a quick refresher course on the…

The Green Party Supports PAiL’s Age-Friendly Manifesto

The Green Party have expressed their support for our Age-Friendly manifesto, with the email below: Dear Sam, Chris and team,  Thank you so much for getting in touch. Sian Berry and the Green candidates in this election are happy to support your campaign pledges and we hope you will find that our manifesto also sets out a range of practical policies to achieve them.  I also wanted to highlight that a key part of our…

An Update On PAiL’s Mayoral Campaign

PAIL is working in partnership with Age UK London and has endorsed their age-friendly manifesto just as they are supporting our London Age Freindly coalition key priorities. Please do use the action pack they have developed here, plus have a look at the replies that have been received by some candidates. PAIL is actively seeking endorsement from candidates for mayor and GLA assembly positions (see our letter here) and have received a positive reply from the Liberal Democrats…

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