Welcome to all our new Older Peoples’ Health and Well-being students here at UWS who will all commence in their new modules this week. If this is your first visit to the Blog then please read the first entry, which explains why it is here.
So this week, what’s in the news. UK Older People’s Day is on 1st October every year to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons; so it is coming up very soon. The main aim for the day is for this date to be a celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and the economy. Older People’s Day supports the campaign to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes, See: http://olderpeoplesday.co.uk/ and if you can, join their Facebook page and get along to an event (or even host your own).
The UN page is at http://www.un.org/en/events/olderpersonsday/
The theme for this year is Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment.
Coinciding with this date the 4th. Luminate Festival begins across Scotland and continues until the 31st. of October. Luminate is Scotland’s creative ageing festival bringing older people and people from across the generations together across Scotland to celebrate our creativity as we age, share stories of ageing and explore what growing older means to all of us. There are a number of events across Scotland details of which you can find at http://www.luminatescotland.org/events There are a number of Luminate Photography Competition: Pop-up Exhibition staking place across Glasgow and Lanarkshire that would be interesting to get to.
Finally wish the team luck. Next Thursday, the 24 September, we are going along to Scotland’s Dementia Awards 2015 hoping to get our success recognised. See: http://www.alzscot.org/news_and_community/news/3413_finalists_announced_for_scotlands_dementia_awards_2015