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16 May 2024Mary Osei-Oppong, is a finalist in the Scottish Charity Awards as volunteer of the year for her work for African Caribbean Elders in Scotland (ACES)

We're thrilled that one of our SOPA Trustees, Mary Osei-Oppong, is a finalist in the Scottish Charity Awards as volunteer of the year for her work for African Caribbean Elders in Scotland (ACES). Find out more and vote here: https://scvo.scot/scottish-charity-awards/vote/2024/volunteer-of-the-year/mary-osei-oppong-african-and-caribbean-elders-in-scotland

16 May 2024Falls Prevention Leaflet from NHS Lanarkshire

Thank you Seniors Together for highlighting this falls prevention leaflet featuring The Broons. Download here

09 April 2024April 2024 SOPA Newsletter Now Available

Find out more about the latest packed issue below!

Highlights include: 
 

SOPA News:

  •  Latest News on SOPA’s Age Friendly Communities (AfC) Work
  • SOPA Events and Members’ Meetings 

Features in this Issue:

  • Interview with Colin Smyth MSP on his Proposal for a Commissioner for Older People

Available here

08 April 2024Presentations for SOPA seminars in March 2024 on Age-friendly Communities in Scotland are now available for download.

The presentations for the two SOPA seminars in March 2024 on Age-friendly Communities in Scotland are now available for download.

Developing Age-friendly Communities (AfCs) in Rural Areas in Scotland Presentation Pack

Developing Resources fo Age-friendly Communities (AfCs) in Scotland at Local Level Presentation Pack

05 March 2024Speakers Announced for SOPA Age-friendly Communities in Rural Settings Seminar

SOPA Age-friendly Communities in Rural Settings

Thursday March 14th, 2024 (11am-3pm)

Norie-Miller Studio, Perth Theatre & Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ


Do you live in a rural area? Do you want to improve your community for older people?

Come to our free event in Perth (hybrid) and find out more! Book here via eventbrite

Speakers include:

  • Tony Donohoe, AfC Project Co-ordinator, SOPA
  • Rebecca Lines, Learning Officer, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Liam Hinphey, AfC Coordinator/NI AfC Network Co-chair, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
  • Zoe Robertson, Head Of Service, Adult Work & Social Care & Andreea Pauis, Policy & Commissioning Officer, Perth & Kinross HSCP
  • Carly Walker, Public Health Manager, North Yorkshire Council
  • Nicola Watson, IMPACT/Stirling University
  • Ryan Woolrych, Heriot-Watt University

Click here for full programme

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