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imAGE – Age Proud Newcastle

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Newcastle is committed to becoming an age-friendly city.  An age friendly city is a place which is good to grow old in and a place where older people feel valued.

imAGE is an initiative by the Elders Council of Newcastle to promote the great opportunities available across Newcastle for people aged 50 and over. It is a month-long celebration starting on the International Day of Older Persons on October 1st. The celebration is supported by the Age Proud Network which is coordinated by the Elders Council and at present consists of 90 workers and volunteers from 40 organisations including InformationNOW.

imAGE is an opportunity for organisations in the city to promote their activities and events through a brochure produced by the Elders Council, on InformationNOW events pages, in Elders Council social media, and by use of the imAGE branding. The Age Proud Network and other arts organisations in the city are cordially invited to be a part of this event and to share their ideas, activities and events that are helping shape Newcastle as an age-friendly city.

#AgeProudNewcastle  #IDOP2022

Opportunities to get involved

The calendar is starting to shape up and we will be adding these events to our Events and Activities calendar under the category imAGE 

1st October activities at Dance City

2nd  Free train rides from Tyne and Wear Museums at Stephenson Steam Railway

8th  Alphabetti Theatre offering pay as you feel performance and creative workshop

10th  Newcastle an Age Friendly City – audience with the leaders of the council hosted by the Elders council

14th and 28th October WinG Outdoor Therapy Activities

14th October  Elderberries celebration at Scotswood Community Garden

14th or 15th October Unfolding Theatre  co-created community performances

19th  Digital Voice  workshop: how to run digital reminiscence sessions

20th  South Mountain open day for Chinese elders. Organisations may book a stall at this

Tuesdays – Table Sports Tuesday at Vertu/Eagles Arena

Also included will be:

Silverlilne Memories Dementia Cafe at their new venue in Kenton

WEA Circular walk.

Are you interested in radio and audio broadcasting? Would you like to try it, get involved in the technical side, chat to a radio interviewer, or speak on a subject you feel strongly about? Partners from InformationNOW, Elders Council, Radio Tyneside and further afield including East London Radio,  Sonder Radio Manchester and Near FM Ireland, have come together to form the Later Life Audio and Radio Cooperative.

Interested and want to contribute to our work? Contact Kate at or email

You can also follow on Twitter @LLARCoop or call Elders Council for more information.

Try something new

Why not look at what else is on offer and take the opportunity to try out a new activity. The Elders Council would love to hear from you if you have tried something new for yourself or with your group.  Write to them on

Last updated: August 15, 2022

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