York Older People's Assembly
working for the 50+ in York
York 50+ Festival
Auction of Promises
About York Older People's Assembly (YOPA)
YOPA members are all over 50 and our member organisations
represent the main groups working with older people in York.
Our aim is to raise awareness of
policy issues affecting our lives, to be well represented on the boards of the
Council, Hospital Trust and Primary Care Trust through our Champions, to sit on
policy-making committees, and to speak out in the press and media on local and
national issues of concern to older people. We debate issues at public
meetings, communicate through our quarterly newsletter, organise information
fairs, and co-ordinate the York 50+ Festival in which over 7,000 people
We are part of a national initiative which created older people's forums
where the voice of older people could be heard and taken into account
by local and national government. We are aiming for a sea-change in
the public image of older people - from dependency to resourcefulness
- which will benefit the entire community over the years to come.
You are invited to join YOPA if you are over 50 and live within the
City of York Council boundary. Membership is £5 p.a. Click on
the 'Membership' link to the left for more information about the Assembly
and a membership form.
Charity No: 1101018