York Older People's Assembly Membership

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 on Mondays from 2 pm to 4 pm. Refreshments available from 1.30 pm. All welcome.

[ARCHIVES: For our Public Meeting speakers in 2017 click here, 2016 click here, 2015 click here, 2014 click here, 2013 click here, 2012 click here & 2011 click here]


Monday 25 February
Services available for blind and partially-sighted people and the provision of dentistry services in York
a) Karen Froggatt CEO of MySight York (formerly York Blind and Partially-Sighted)
b)Martin Ramsdale, Dental Public Health Registrar


Monday 15 January
Financial and Legal planning for the future

a) Kevin Hilton, SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisors) Financial Advisor, Garbutt & Elliott - on how to protect your assets
b) Belinda-Jane Poulter
, Director, Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors - on Power of Attorney, Advance Decisions, Wills

Monday 19 March
End of Life issues

a) Stan Young - on Dignity in Dying
b) Chris Dudzinska, Last Wishes Funerals - on alternative funeral planning
c) Ann Cairns, St Leonard's Hospice - how it works for you

Monday 9 April
News from the CCG & from Parliament
Phil Mettam - Chief Officer, Vale of Cork CCG - health plans for the coming year
Rachael Maskell MP, Shadow Transport Minister - update from Parliament

Monday 21 May
Equity Release - Matthew Allen & Brendan Spencer from SAGA
Healthwatch - Oliver Athorn

Monday 16 July
All in the Mind
a) Ruth Hill, Operations Manager, York (TEWV - Tees Esk & Wear Valleys)
b) Alyson Scott, CEO of MIND

Monday 17 September
Ageing Alone - AWOC York (ageing without the support of nearby children)
Sue Lister - extracts from Real People Theatre "No Kidding?"

Rachel Jenkins - new approaches to ageing

Monday 15 October
AGM (1 pm)
Guest speaker from the National Railway Museum
Judith McNichol - NRM, the future


Monday 19 November
Staying Healthy & Independent
Rosemary Suttill, Citizens Advice York
Dr Lesley Godfrey, Integrated Care Team, Priory Medical Group

We meet on Mondays, 2-4 pm
The Garth, White Rose Avenue, New Earswick, York YO32 4TZ
Tel: 01904 761240 if you would like to attend

Dates for 2018
February 5th
April 9th
June 11th
August 13th
October 8th
December 3rd