Thank you to everyone who attended our HOP network meeting at Tate Liverpool on Thursday 7 March.
The event was one of our biggest yet with lots of people coming along to find out about what HOP members have been up to recently. We heard about two of the latest HOP Pot projects by Wheel Meet Again and Sefton Older People’s Forum who shared how they had put their HOP Pot grants to use. A big thank you to Justine, Sue and Anne for sharing their experiences.
Alison from Tate Liverpool and Diane and Tommy from the Community Collective told us about their group and the wide variety of art projects and workshops that older people can get involved with. We then heard from Rachel Treacher from Liverpool Cares, a charity which connects younger and older people, through a range of activities, to strengthen the community in which we all live.
Councillor Jeremy Wolfson, Mayoral Lead for Older People, also kindly agreed to talk to us about his priorities, and work he’s been doing to make Liverpool an age-friendly and dementia-friendly city.
There was just enough time to squeeze in some networking between the presentations, and lots of new connections were made.
The meeting was followed by a delightful tour of the Fernand Leger exhibition – a real treat for our members.
And finally, we would like to thank Tate Liverpool for hosting the network meeting and for providing us with such lovely refreshments!