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.

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.


“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

Join the HOP network

As a HOP member you will have the opportunity to take an active role in the network, and we would like to contact you about future HOP opportunities.

Please indicate your preferences below:

Monthly HOP e-newsletterOpportunities to submit articles / news to be included in the monthly HOP e-newsletterInvitations to HOP workshops, events and meetingsOpportunities to present or perform at HOP workshops, events and meetingsOpportunities to contribute to knowledge sharing and information sessionsPublications and reports
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Data protection

National Museums Liverpool is registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Your details will remain confidential and not disclosed to third parties. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list at any time and not receive occasional emails about the Happy Older People programme and events surrounding the programme, please contact us by email on: We will only use your data for the purpose for which it was collected.  

Happy Older People (HOP) is a network which consists of a variety of organisations and stakeholders who have an interest in promoting age-friendly arts participation. One of the core aims of the network is to distribute news and information between HOP members and other interested parties. As a result, the HOP e-newsletter contains HOP network information as well as activities which are not owned by National Museums Liverpool and/or HOP.

Only information which has been expressly submitted to HOP for distribution in the e-newsletter will be shared. The personal data of HOP members and subscribers will never be shared.

For further information about the HOP network, contact Emma Riley, HOP Network Coordinator on or call 0151 478 4178.