SCLT Public Presentation Team Visits Bristol Older People's Forum
Thursday 22nd October 2015 has seen the SCLT Public Presentation Team being invited as special guest speakers at the monthly meeting of the Bristol Older People's Forum (BOPF) at the Greenway Centre in the Southmead District of Bristol
Bristol Older People’s Forum is a completely independent, self-governing organisation. The Forum began in 1993, and grew directly from the European Year of Older People and of Solidarity between Generations celebrated in that year. The founders’ hopes were to raise the profile of older people, locally, nationally and internationally, and to achieve for Bristol pensioners the same rights, influence, security and income enjoyed by older people in most other European countries.
The Forum is run by elected trustees and committee members, and holds open and campaign meetings every two months. It publishes a free newsletter three times each year, and also organises opinion surveys to find out what older people really think about public issues. Membership is free to people 55 and over who live in Bristol .
The Forum has a close relationship with the Council, AgeUK Bristol, LinkAge; and is affiliated to the National Pensioners' Convention. It is currently primarily funded by a Bristol City Council grant, as well as donations by members and supporters.
SCLT volunteer presenter Rog Ibrahim said, “ The Bristol Older Persons Forum is an organisation with the interests and welfare of the older community at the heart of all it's diverse activities. It has recently been granted charity status and we welcome them to the older adult charity sector, of which we have been delighted to be significant supporters for several years. I have really enjoyed engaging with the members today, and I think my presentation went down well - we were given an extended presentation period to allow all the audience questions, so I take that a good sign! "
Every member of the audience received personal copy of the latest edition of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine.
SCLT volunteer, Mr Roger Ibrahim