Future Years Conferences
Out and About: Transport Issues for Older People 5th December 2016
Links to related websites:
Planning for walking (summary) http://www.ciht.org.uk/en/document-summary/index.cfm/docid/859203EA-CFA1-4BE7-A136D943E93D4904
Wendy Cocks from Care and Repair England presented on Age Friendly Cities which identified 8 critical factors for success, many of which would also help other the whole population. They include good lighting, unobstructed and even pavements and pathways, clear crossings, seating in public spaces, toilets and transport.
David Jeffels, County Councillor in North Yorkshire talked about the cross party work he was involved in when the government proposed to review bus subsidies and reduce funding. The Bus Services Bill included funding to set up Community Transport schemes.
Ageing Well In Yorkshire and Humber October 2015
Future Years held their 10th Anniversary AGM and Conference at the National Railway Museum earlier in the month. It was well attended by 62 delegates who listened to engaging talks from Lord Filkin, Centre for Ageing Better, Guy Robertson, author of Ageing the Silver Lining and Andy Fox, NYCC Trading Standards.
Lord Filkin, Centre for Ageing Better
Guy Robertson, Ageing: the Silver Lining
Andy Fox, Trading Standards, North Yorkshire County Council
Warmer, Healthier and In Control: Dianne Bland from NEA
Housing: Tony Watts, Housing Champion for Older People in the Southwest
Ageing Well packs – using data to find opportunities for improvement: Ceri Wyborn, Senior Health Intelligence Analyst and Scott Anderson, Senior Health Intelligence Specialist with Public Health England
Getting older people to engage and get on-line: Sharon Tynan, Development and Engagement Officer, Age UK London
Wiser with Age - 21st October 2013, Royal Hotel, York
Future Years held their AGM and annual conference, Wiser with Age on 21st October at the Royal York Hotel, York. Kate Adams, Principal Friends Manager, Age UK, chaired a lively event, attended by over 70 people. Speakers were inundated with questions and struggled to leave the podium for lunch!
Please see their presentations below:
Other speakers included:
Our last event....Combating Isolation and Loneliness Through Partnership
Sixty three people attended our conference in Sheffield on 15th November to consider how, together, we can combat isolation and loneliness amongst older people.
Laura Ferguson, the Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness set the scene explaining the impact loneliness can have on our health. Lonely individuals are at higher risk of hypertension, poor sleep, the onset of disability and poor self-rated physical health. Loneliness is also detrimental to mental health.
Lorraine Jackson, Senior Policy Officer with the Department of Health, said that health and social care are prioritising prevention work, keeping people independent in their own homes, but also in their communities.
Delegates had the opportunity to attend two out of four workshops, the notes of each are below:
In the afternoon we heard from organisations on the work they are doing to help prevent loneliness amongst older people:
Rotherham Less Lonely: Rotherham Less Lonely Campaign [Compatibility Mode].pdf
Chief Fire Officers Association: CFOA Ageing Safely.pdf