The HOP network provides an arena for forming new partnerships, making connections, and more effectively communicating the age-friendly arts offer that exists in the city and the region. Since being established in 2014 the network has brought together cultural organisations, healthcare providers and older people to share knowledge and develop ways of working to increase the cultural participation of older people.
For individuals, HOP also looks to enable older people to influence the development of a more age-friendly city, and to celebrate the achievements and creativity of older people.
So far, HOP activity has seen results in reducing social isolation from taking part in activities hosted outside the home, improved mental stimulation through engagement with new digital technologies, and increased levels of physical activity through participation in exercise and workshops. Our members have been able to meet and interact with each other at themed network meetings, making connections and forming partnerships that have engaged older people in a range of different activities.
For further information about the HOP network, or to join, contact Project Manager Rachael Treacher on firstname.lastname@example.org / 0151 478 4066.
“Using the digital trackers has really motivated me to try and move about more although it is a challenge. There were days I did more than 4000 steps. Thanks to HOP and LCCG for the opportunity and on behalf of the Elders, and a special thanks to Joanne Kilcoyne.” – Dorcas Akeju OBE
“I was very impressed by the enthusiasm of the students and I also loved hearing about the other projects they are doing with people living with dementia. I am excited about our project and would like to thank HOP for helping make this a possibility. Our first time working in Liverpool!” – Kathy Barham, Director, Book of You
“Thank you for the digital tuition, it has made a huge difference to me” – Anne, Royal Court Choir Member