05 July 2017New web resource should help communities ‘age better’ 

The Centre for Ageing Better has launched a new web platform today working in collaboration with the UK Network of Age-friendly Communities to bring about change and promote better use of evidence and learning at the local level.

It aims to:

Connect more age-friendly communities

Share learning about what works across age-friendly cities and communities 

Promote better use of evidence by documenting and good practices 

Provide support to places that want to become more age-friendly by joining the network, through training, accessing information and resources.


30 June 2017June Newsletter Online

Read about some of the key actions and outcomes of the last two years involving SOPA, its membership organisations and affiliated groups which together are tackling inequalities facing older people in Scottish society.

06 June 2017Seminar Reception – Towards safer communities for older people

At the Scottish Parliament Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP hosted a seminar reception on behalf of Trading Standards Scotland and the Scottish Older People’s Assembly to highlight the importance of creating safer communities.

During this event Trading Standards Scotland (TSS) focused on doorstep crime and scams. SOPA representatives raised concerns about these and other harm towards older people. Outcomes from the event will be published in the June newsletter.

03 June 2017Voters don’t want soundbites


Tom Berney writes in Saturday's edition of The National - "This is a peculiar election campaign. Normally, we would expect the party of government defending its policies and the other parties to be attacking them and arguing for their own alternatives. Instead in Scotland we seem to be having an irrelevant re-run of the independence and Brexit referendums." Click here to read his article.

01 June 2017'Have Your Say', Aberdeen

 “Have Your Say” organised by the Scottish Older People’s Assembly, took place in  Aberdeen on 1st June. The central picture (L to R):  Tanita Addario (Grampian Regional Equality Council), Rob Snodgrass (SOPA), Tom Berney (SOPA), Avril Crosley (SOPA), Donald Bullock (SOPA), Baldeep McGarry (Aberdeen City Council Equalities team) and David Black (Grampian Regional Equality Council).


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