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Age UK Yorkshire and Humber to Launch a Roadshow Dedicated to Improving the Lives of North Yorkshire’s Veterans.

Over 50s invited to Step Forward on 8th June and take Action on Health, Housing and Isolation.

Age UK Yorkshire and Humber is to address key issues affecting the region’s veterans with the launch of a Roadshow of events across Yorkshire, supported by Future Years, the Forum on Ageing for Yorkshire and Humber.

With more than a million older people in the UK saying they go over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member,this new forum will tackle emotional and practical issues to enable good health and the well-being of Veterans in the North Yorkshire areas, such as Harrogate.

The first Future Years Forum workshop and meeting will take place on the 8th June in Harrogate and all veterans are invited to step forward to make a difference. To be eligible to join the Future Years Forum workshop, you just need to be a veteran (over 50), live in the Yorkshire and Humber area and want to talk about the lives, health and happiness of yourself and other veterans in the area.

The first meeting and workshop will be held at St Peters Parish Church, Cambridge Road, Harrogate on the 8th June between 10.30 and 1.30pm and will be represented by leading regional advocates of health, housing, transport and broader issues relating to isolation. Discussion will include how you can:

· Influence people in your local authority or health service,

· Find information on local charities and volunteering

· Housing options

· The best ways to improve your own health

· Support for isolation/loneliness

Lunch will be also be provided, so bring your thoughts, concerns and help make a better future for the region’s veterans.

Sign up and secure your place now by contacting Joanne Volpe at Age UK Yorkshire and Humber on: 07769 933010 or Email: admin@futureyears.org.uk or click here

The Roadshow is funded by the Aged Veterans Fund funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds.


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