graham wrote:The old people in South Bermondsey I spoke to last night, (who are both upset and angry about the way they are being treated) tell me they feel unable to travel to Dulwich for an evening meeting.
Michael Cleere wrote:This all sounds very patronising to older people, why has there only been a week or two to reply. Have you contacted local groups, churches, etc, talked to the elderly in person. Do you assume that elderly people are generally computer literate and have regular access to a computer and know about this excellent se-1 site, can you clarify who the questionaire is addressed to. Old folk get free travel, but I can understand their hesitation in travelling to an evening meeting.Hello again!
We seem to have had no response to this posting. There was a very substantial response to the last assembly-related appeal for views on environmental issues in January.
Can anyone shed some light on why this discussion thread doesn't seem to have generated the same level of interest?
Your views on that, and older people's issues, are most welcome.
The assembly is happening next Wednesday evening at The Charter School, Red Post Hill, in Dulwich. The main meeting (including the themed debate on 'older people') will be preceded by an hour-long informal session from 6pm. That will include performances by The Welcome Singers and Recycled Teenagers. The singers are members of Southwark Pensioners' Centre and Recycled Teenagers (great name!) are a dance group of older people who meet at Peckham Pulse weekly with their tutor, Carl Campbell. I went to one of their sessions recently and found it moving, in every sense of the word. It was inspiring to see older people still so active, involved, and in love with life.
Can we take a leaf from their book, or a step from their routine?
There's still a small time frame for your comments and views on the needs of older people. Today is the last day.
There's the four questions listed in my initial posting. Or perhaps these pointers:
What’s good about being an older person in Southwark?
What’s not so good?
What would older people like more of?
What would you like less of?
How can we make neighbourhoods good places to grow old in?
Are there ways in which society needs to change its attitudes to older people?
Come on SE1-ners!! Tell us the thoughts that surround you.
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