York Older People's Assembly

working for the 50+ in York

Assembly Meetings

Our public meetings are held at the Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL from 2 pm to 4 pm. Refreshments available from 1.30 pm. All welcome.

[ARCHIVES: For our Public Meeting speakers in 2014 click here, 2013 click here, 2012 click here & 2011 click here]


Monday 19 January

End of Life Issues
a) Rachel Jenkins & Anne Norfolk - Dignity in Dying
b) Dr David Worth - retired consultant physician, York Hospital
c) Steve Redman - Care Not Killing

In a crowded hall it was evident that choices at the end of life are of vital interest to older people.

Monday 16 March
Sir Ron Cooke hosted a debate with representatives from the main Political Parties standing in
York Central and York Outer Constituencies. The hall was packed, interest was high and the questions and answers were challenging and insightful. Election Day, 7 May, will be interesting....

Image 1, left to right: Paul Abbott (UKIP - York Outer), Ginnie Shaw (Green - York Outer), Cllr Paul Healey (Conservative), Sir Ron Cooke (in the chair), James Blanchard (LibDem - York Outer), Rachael Maskell (Labour - York Central)

Monday 18 May
A National Health Service in Crisis?
a) Dr Andrew Phillips, Vale of York CCG
b) Chris Butler, Leeds York Partnership
c) Mike Proctor, York Hospital

As expected there was high interest in health services from an audience of over 60 people.

Monday 20 July
Independence or Social Isolation - is there a conflict?
Tracey Robbins on isolation (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
Heather Barden on living independently (Be Independent)

Tuesday 15 September (note change of date!)
Leader of City of York Council, Cllr Chris Steward
The Leader of the Council addressed the meeting and answered our many questions.


Monday 19 October AGM
Guest Speaker: Damian Cruden, Artistic Director
York Theatre Royal - past, present & future

Photos - click here

Monday 16 November
a) Sarah Wallis/Natasha: Home Library Service, a joint venture with the Royal Voluntary Service
b) Ruth Potter: York Wheels and the Dial & Ride Service
c) Major John Jessop:
ex Service charities, post Afghanistan

The Garth, White Rose Avenue, New Earswick, York YO32 4TZ
Tel: 01904 761240

Dates for 2015
February 9th
April 13th
June 8th
August 10th
October 12th
December 14th