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


 2018 SOPA Assembly
Monday 23 April 2018, Scottish Parliament

Clare Adamson MSP for Motherwell and Wishaw will host the event. Registration and refreshments from 10.30 for 11.00 start to 15.30.

Programme details - Click here.

Enquiries to Glenda Watt on 0131 555 9112 or glenda@scotopa.org.uk

More information will be added on the 2018 Assembly page.






SOPA's Assembly Newsletter March 2018

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SOPA's website keeps you informed about its activities. Look at the Links page. You are a click away from many websites of specific interest in later life, including newsletters from affiliated organisations. Bookmark this site and visit it regularly. We welcome your input in the Guestbook.

Visit us on    Twitter - https://twitter.com/SopaAssembly