Welcome to SOPA

As a pressure on Governments, SOPA exists to give a strong voice to older people about their concerns and experience of life in Scotland, and also raises issues about age inequalities.

SOPA identifies issues that worry the older population and conveys messages from the grassroots direct to Scottish and Westminster Governments.

SOPA contributes to and supports policy that has a positive impact on later life and challenges when implementation falls short. 

SOPA highlights successful volunteering where the voice and experience of older adults are making a difference across generations. 

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Membership categories:

Full membership: open to organisations involved in promoting the voice and experience of older people. This category carries voting rights.

Associate membership: open to any organisation or individual wishing to support SOPA's aims and activities. This gives the right to attend members’ meetings, but without voting rights. 

Please complete and sign the membership application form and return it to Glenda Watt. Contact details on the form.  Download here. To view the Constitution go to the foot of the Committee Page.

SOPA would like to hear from you: To leave a comment or suggest an idea for the next Assembly or for a SOPA action click here to go to Guestbook

The Scottish Older People's Assembly is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation: Number - SC046520


Last year's SOPA Assembly,

Scottish Parliament 

Friday 25th November 2016

The Programme covered progress on SOPA’S Campaign Actions and other work by older people’s organisations.  The Assembly attracted MSPs holding key positions on older people’s and equality issues who address the Assembly and responded to questions and comments.

Click here for the programme

The event was broadcast live from the parliament and the webcasts of the morning and afternoon sessions can be viwed online. Links on the 2016 Assembly page along with more pictures and information. 

SOPA's website will keep you informed about its activities, through newsletters and updates on local events, with links to specific areas of interest in later life. Bookmark this site and visit it regularly. We welcome your input in the Guestbook.

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