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Help Sutton become more Age Friendly

by Ruth, Marlene, and Steve on 15 January, 2021

Age UK Sutton is working with Sutton Council to help Sutton achieve an Age Friendly status from the World Health Organisation.  In order for Sutton to become Age Friendly, they are collecting thoughts and views from older people in Sutton about how Age Friendly they feel Sutton is currently and what could be changed to enable Sutton to become a more Age Friendly place to live. 

They are also hosting a series of events where they will be talking to people over the age of 50 who work and live in Sutton.

There are two events taking place at the end of January followed by further events throughout February and March. There is also the option of a one to one telephone conversation.

The events each focus on a theme, and older people (anyone over 50 is welcome) are invited to express interest in attending one or more events.  Places are limited but we intend to work hard to enable all who wish to take part and opportunity to do so.

Events in January and February:

  • Monday 25th January 2:00pm-3:30pm Healthy Living 
  • Wednesday 27th January 10:00am-11:30am Feeling Connected in the Community 
  • Monday 1st February 10:00am-11:30am Health and Care Provision 
  • Tuesday 2nd February 10:30am -12:00pm Volunteering and Employment Opportunities 

Due to Covid restrictions, Age UK are currently unable to run live events, so are hosting events via Zoom video calls.  As some older people are not able to access the internet, or don’t have a webcam, they have developed support for people to access the events via tablet loans (no internet connection needed), and the option of a one to one telephone interview.  There is detailed information about how to sign up for these events on the Age UK website, here

You can find detailed information about the Age Friendly Programme, information about becoming an Age Friendly Champion and the new newsletter, here

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