Ageless Thanet visits the House of Lords

On Monday 20th March 2017, delegates from the Ageless Thanet Project have been invited to the House of Lords for the South East England Forum on Ageing’s ‘Our Ageing Society: Challenges or Opportunities for Business?’, a Policy Panel on Later Life and Ageing.

This symposium is being held in the House of Lords, with an opening address by Lord Filkin (Chair of the Centre for Ageing Better). The purpose is to bring together those peopleand organisations across the South East who are working with older people and business, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for business around an ageing society.

The purpose of the day links perfectly with what Ageless Thanet are trying to achieve through the ‘Age-Friendly Business scheme’. By bringing businesses together under one scheme, getting them to consider the significant contribution older people bring to a society, as well as the clear benefits to businesses in marketing to older people, Ageless Thanet aims to make Thanet a great place for older people to live and shop, as well as support business and the wider economy of Thanet. With over 120 businesses already signed up to the scheme, Ageless Thanet is working hard for residents and businesses alike.

Ageless Thanet will be there on the day to challenge and influence national Policy on ageing, and ensure that what we have learned through Ageless Thanet’s Age-Friendly Business Scheme is represented fully.