18 October 2018Bus Toilet Break

SOPA's Vice Chair, Alan Sidaway, has reported that with the support of their local MP, Unite Dumfries's Retired Members Association has won their on-going battle, to have an adequate toilet break at Abington services written into the new Stagecoach timetable for the lengthy bus route from Dumfries to Edinburgh.  It's  a welcome relief for many older people.

Alan Sidaway, Vice Chair

15 October 2018Age Friendly Champion

Diana Findley, Chairperson of the Scottish Older People's Assembly, gives some insight into her involvement with the Assembly and how she has helped her community become more age-friendly.



07 October 2018Bogus Callers

Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Police have produced a useful video on Bogus Callers

You can see it here 

25 September 2018Older People's Strategic Action Forum

 The Scottish Government has set up an Older People's Strategic Action Forum which is to be chaired by Christina McKelvie, MSP, the Minister for Equalities and Older People. At it's meeting on 25th September 2018   Diana Findley and Glenda Watt represented the Scottish Older People's Assembly.  Representaties from Generations Working Together, Action on Elder Abuse, LGBT Age, Out of the Box, Age Scotland, Scottish Pensioners Forum and Scottish Seniors Alliance also took part.

31 July 2018Edinburgh Needs you

Join one of the 'Edinburgh Needs You!' events in August - Craigmillar (13th), Juniper Green (14th), Leith (15th) or Corstorphine (16th).
Say how you would like an Older People’s ‘forum’ to be run, and how you want to influence decisions?
Take part in taster sessions from organisations, such as Edinburgh Leisure, meet local organisations, and watch heritage presentations. SOPA will be there. See link below.

25 July 2018Action on Elder Abuse Scotland national conference (in association with SACRO)

3rd September 2018, Hilton Hotel, William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT

'Abuse of older people: Who does it & why?' A preventative approach to tackling elder abuse.  Registration from 9.45 am - Conference starts 10.30am until 3.30pm, See website for booking details.

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