October is the month during which older people worldwide stand proud and celebrate their achievements and the contributions they make to society. Putting a global spotlight on getting older, the World Health Organisation has this year launched its Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030), looking at how people can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality in a healthy environment.
Age Friendly Newcastle, have collated all the events taking place for ‘Age Proud Newcastle’. Much of the activity is online and virtual and includes:
- Get your voice on the A – Z of Ageing Well Gif Wall – Pick a letter of the alphabet and get creative. Tell us about a location, an emotion, an activity – anything, as long as it represents is something that you feel helps you to age well. You can either film a 30 second clip on your phone or take a series of photos.
- Nominate your Age Proud Champion – This autumn we’re shining a light on the often unsung differences older people are making within their communities. Do you know someone who is a great example of ageing well or has helped those around them? Perhaps they’re a volunteer, has supported you through the past six months or simply have an inspiring attitude to life.
- Get your voice on the LLARC airwaves – share a story; tell us what makes you tick or interview someone about their life and experiences
- Get involved in either of the Artist in Residencies films or creative writing
Visit: Age Proud Newcastle for information, activities and events taking place throughout the month.