Resources from ‘How can the church respond to the needs of older people?’

Thanks you to everyone who supported this initiative by attending and then taking the time to respond to our request for feedback.

Following a period of mature reflection it is clear that the event succeeded in raising awareness of the problems we will increasingly face as the population lives longer within the context of social change. 96% of those who responded had their expectations met. This is encouraging in that it tells us there is a genuine desire for the church to have a meaningful part rising to the challenges.
We share the disappointments expressed over the unfortunate technical problems, especially with the sound system.
A total of £150 was raised on the day which was shared equally between Queen St Central Hall and the Alzheimers Society. Both recipients have expressed their thanks to those who contributed towards these donations.
An overwhelming majority (84%) have stated there should be a follow up event. For this to be useful and purpose driven, it would be really helpful to receive some ideas. What do you want? One suggestion is to hold a discussion based workshop regarding practical interventions as an example?
Another strong theme was how to engage those who are at work during the day. It is unlikely the day can be repeated in its same format; however some of the day’s material is available on the circuit website. Should that be insufficient then it may be possible to look at holding an alternative event, perhaps in an evening if there is sufficient interest.
Please help develop this initiative by contacting us with your thoughts and ideas as to what next?

Living with dementia 2012

Central Hall talk

resources for website

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