Growing old in Scandinavia….

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Carol Rogers at NML has passed on information about a scheme in Helsinki, which provides volunteers to accompany people who otherwise would not be able to visit cultural venues. People who want to go to an arts event can phone a central number, and a volunteer will arrange transport and a discounted ticket, and go with them. Increasing numbers of Helsinki venues are joining the scheme – could HOP make something like this happen in Liverpool?

You can view the pdf of Helsinki’s flyer translated into English here…


And here’s a link to a fascinating Guardian Society article about a retirement community for older LGBT people in Sweden – food for thought ahead of HOP’s trip to Brighton in August to find out more about their progress towards becoming an age-friendly city. We’ll be posting an update on that visit next month.


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