See below for information of forthcoming opportunities, meetings and training for over 50s in Dundee to get involved and have a say.

Age Scotland Warm and Well Roadshow

There are 3 problems that can lead to people struggling with their fuel bills: high tariffs, inefficient homes and low incomes. The Warm and Well sessions will be able to help shine some light on these issues and help you make sense of it all. This session will cover issues such as energy efficiency tips; smart meters, how to find the best energy tariff, the warm homes discount, what you’re entitled to and who you can contact for advice.

This roadshow is free and will take place in Dundee Voluntary Action, Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, DD1 1LL on Wednesday 7th March at 2pm – 4pm. Places are limited so need to be booked in advance. Please email to book a place.

SOPA (Scottish Older Peoples Assembly) Civic Reception

This meeting will take place on Thursday 8th March at 10.30 – 2pm in City Chambers. Spaces will be prioritized for older people. The meeting will include a Welcome by the Lord Provost, information about the Scottish Older People’s Annual Assembly (which will be held in the Scottish Parliament on 23 April 2018) and new developments for people with dementia, including services and opportunities provided by Alzheimer Scotland. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
RSVP: By Monday 5 March 2018 to Glenda Watt – Tel: 0131 555 9112 or Email:

SMART Care Convention

Hearts & Minds at Dundee SmartCare

Playlist for Life will be among the main speakers at this year’s Dundee SmartCare Convention. They use music from the past to help people with dementia converse with relatives and carers. Professor Neubeck from Napier University will talk about preventing strokes, and the Chief Executive of Communicare 247 will peer into the future of community alarm services. It’s a packed programme, it’s free and it’s in The Steeple, DD1 4DG on Monday 21st March 9am – 5pm.

To find out more and to book please go to or contact Jimmy Black on 01382 305702 or by email at

Age Scotland Introduction to Dementia Training

We have another 4 dates for this training to take place in Dundee. This training is for both older volunteers and staff from organisations who work with or for older people, although priority will be given for older volunteers. The training will take place at Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road. This training is free and due to these being final dates and the level of demand received to attend them, a small non-attendance fee may need to be applied if you do not cancel in advance of the session.

This training will be adapted to suits the needs of the group but will help you to identify the first stages of dementia and how to work with people who have dementia.

The training will take place on:

– Thursday 22nd March at 10am – 12.30pm
– Thursday 22nd March at 2pm to 4.30pm
– Tuesday 27th March at 10am – 12.30pm
– Thursday 5th April at 2pm – 4.30pm

Please email to book a place.

Dundee Pensioners Forum AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Dundee Pensioners Forum will take place on Friday 23rd March at 11am in Committee Room 1, 14 City Square. Come along to find out what they have been working on for the past year and hear what older peoples issues they plan to campaign on for the forthcoming year. All welcome to attend. No need to book.

Launch of the new Dementia Café

Dundee Carers Centre invite you to attend the launch of their new Dementia Café on Thursday 29th March at 2.15 – 3.30pm in St Marys Community Church, 37 St Kilda Road, Dundee, DD3 9ND.

The Café runs on the second Thursday of the month and is open to anyone who is caring for someone who has Dementia, Alzheimer’s or other memory problems. The café will be officially opened by Billy the Community Dementia dog.

Scottish Government Loneliness and Isolation Strategy

A new national strategy, one of the first in the world, is being developed to tackle loneliness and isolation. The draft plan, will look at the causes of social isolation and loneliness and how they can be addressed. Views are also being sought on how communities can build on the work of the Scottish Government, and lead on ensuring those at risk of becoming lonely or isolated have access to the right support networks.

Addition engagement events have been organised across the country including another session in Dundee – details and dates can be found Copies of the consultation documents can be found Please note the closing date of the consultation is 30th April.