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Celebrating the role of older people in Norwich

Published on Friday, 23rd September 2016

Norwich Older People’s Forum (NOPF) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28 September - and everyone is invited to attend.

Norwich Older People’s Forum (NOPF) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 28 September - and everyone is invited to attend.

'Ageing with disability' is the theme of this year's meeting and Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability Research at UEA will be the guest speaker, along with Kate Wyatt, vice-chair to the board of trustees of Equal Lives.

Attendees will also get the chance to meet and get advice from helpful organisations such as Age UK Norwich, Affordable Warmth, Norfolk Deaf Association and Arthritis Care.

The role of NOPF is to ensure that the voices of older people are heard and can influence the way in which services are planned and delivered locally, as well as working to improve the lives of older people living in and around the city. 

Verity Gibson, Chair of NOPF said: "Norwich Older People's Forum has had a fantastic year. We've held regular neighbourhood meetings together with Age UK; promoted Norwich City Council's digital inclusion project; and added our voice to those opposing cuts to transport for day services and handy person schemes. Alongside all this, we've also had a lot of fun – sit down zumba and new age kurling, among the many social events we've run.

"Our AGM is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements and look forward to the year ahead. There will be interesting and useful talks and stalls, as well as a chance to chat, and share some food."

The AGM will take place on Wednesday 28 September at Blackfriars Hall, St Andrews Plain at 10am. Lunch will be provided and there is no need to book a place.

For more information about the event, or becoming a member of NOPF please contact Debbie Cronk on 01603 212 378 or debbiecronk@norwich.gov.uk

For further information please contact:
Vicky Boorman, communications officer
t: 01603 212009
e: vickyboorman@norwich.gov.uk