15 March 2019SOPA Reception 5 March
Thank you to everyone who attended the Reception for the Scottish Older People's Assembly on the 5th March. It was an enjoyable evening, with some fantastic contributions from our speakers, interesting stalls and a chance to network with many organisations that are working with older people across Scotland.
Thank you to our host Christine Grahame MSP who provided a warm welcome, and to the Minister for Older People and Equalities, Christina McKelvie MSP who spoke about how older people have been engaged as part of the development of the forthcoming Older People's Framework.
We also heard from Cllr Jimmy Miller and Cllr Elaine Thornton-Nicol, Older People's Champions for North Ayrshire and Scottish Borders Councils respectively. They gave an interesting insight into their role and called on all Local Authorities to support an Older People's Champion role to ensure that older people are considered in all decisions taken.
Look out for a March edition of the SOPA newsletter coming shortly with further coverage of the Reception....