Let’s Talk About Ageism

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Let’s talk about ageism is the first key message of Age Proud Leeds, the city-wide campaign to raise awareness of ageism and change negative attitudes about ageing and older people.


Please share news and information about Age Proud Leeds within your organization – both with staff and volunteers, and with older people you work with, through your newsletters, social media and groups.

Take action!
  1. Have a chat with someone you know – a friend, family member or work colleague – about ageism. You could read our resources Challenging ageism – top tips and Ageing and ageism in the UK first, or just go for it!
  2. Use the Age Proud quiz, with friends or work colleagues
  3. Get in touch with us for an activity pack – we can send you some posters and postcards (on which people can write their thoughts) focused on ‘Let’s talk about ageism’ that you can use with a group of up to about 10 people- email jude@opforum.org.uk
  4. We’re keen to know what people think. Let us know how you get on – you could tell us who you talked to (such as a friend, or work colleague), how many people, what happened and how you feel about it.
  5. Sign up to be an Age Friendly Ambassador

Get in touch if you would like some campaign resources to use in your building or with groups – we have posters, flyers and postcards. Contact sarah@opforum.org.uk

Join us in our campaign to challenge age discrimination.

Age Proud Leeds is led by Leeds Older People’s Forum (as part of the Time to Shine programme) with the Leeds Age Friendly Partnership, Leeds City Council, the NHS in Leeds, and voluntary sector organisations.


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2019-11-11T11:33:27+00:00 1st November 2019|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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