Update for June

I hope all our members continue to stay safe and well. I have a few bits and pieces to share today. There may be something that interests you.

  1. A request from Kieran Mackay, a Masters student at University College London:
    “I am currently undertaking research as part of my masters degree. The research aim is to better understand how individuals find their way around cities and how this changes as they get older.
    The research includes an online task requiring participants to navigate from two points within London, and provide directions as they go along. This is followed by a series of survey questions.
    All in all it should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. The survey can be accessed using the following link;
  2. Claudine Kelly, Age-Friendly Co-ordinator with Antrim and Newtownabbey Council is seeking the views of older people on their experiences of the Covid-19 crisis. Massereene U3A members would be welcome to respond to 4 questions by contacting Claudine directly.
    These are the questions:
    Group/Contact Name: (optional)Q1. What have you found challenging during current crisis?

    Q2. What have you found helpful?

    Q3. Have you any suggestions on how to make current crisis more manageable?

    Q4. What support/initiatives would you like to see continue?

  3. 3pm Thursday 25th June 2020
    sponsored by the Greater Belfast Seniors’ Forum
    “Older People and the New Normal”
    Join us for a panel discussion and debate chaired by journalist and
    broadcaster Anne Hailes. What will be next for older people as we make
    our way forward into a future that must protect against Coronavirus?
    “The Big Debate” is a listening exercise to hear what the needs of older
    people are. Our panelists will consider this issue. Our panelists are:
    • Anne Greenan, Chair of the Belfast East Seniors’ Forum
    • Alderman Sonia Copeland, Belfast City Council
    • Eddie Lynch, Commissioner for Older People NI
    • Rita Murray, Chair of the Greater Belfast Senior’s Forum
    This panel discussion and debate is ideal for older people to give their
    views, and for people who deliver services to hear what older people feel
    is important. This is a positive conversation to help us make our way
    forward into whatever the new normal is. “The Big Debate” is taking place
    via “zoom” video call and also telephone conference call.
    To register please contact Eamon Quinn by email or on 07710 993 036.
    For the full programme for The Big Day Inside Out visit www.thebigdayinsideout.com


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