Promoting the interests and welfare of senior citizens in Wealden

Welcome!

This forum for the over 50s was launched on 29th September 2005 with the object of promoting the interests and welfare of senior citizens in Wealden.

Now a member of ESSA (the East Sussex Seniors’ Association – see www.essaforums.org.uk), the Partnership exists to put forward a positive view of senior citizens in society and to help older people enjoy an active and independent life. It also acts as an umbrella organisation for Wealden older people’s groups, making representations to influential partner organisations in the public and private sectors and passing on information to the many senior citizens’ organisations in the towns and villages of Wealden by means of a regular newsletter, “Grey Matters“.

Membership, which is free, is open to all senior citizens living or working in Wealden, as well as any organisations and individuals of any age who have concerns connected with older people. Click here to join.

Our latest newsletter was printed before the latest developments in the Coronavirus crisis changed all our lives, but rather than consign it to the recycling bin we have sent it out with a note explaining that most events described in it have been postponed or cancelled. You may have received a copy, but the version you can access via this website (Grey Matters Newsletter) comprises just 2 pages instead of 4, with cancelled events omitted.

Most of our members are probably self-isolating by now, and we do wish you well in what must be a difficult situation.

Support groups are being set up in most areas.  See https//covidimutualaid.org nationally and https://uckfieldvolunteer.org.uk/2020/03/23/coronavirus-community-support-groups/ for groups in Wealden. 

We are all in this together, so if you know that someone is struggling, please do your best to make sure they get help.

Keep well and cheerful – Spring is coming, and we will get through this.

Best wishes from the Wealden Senior Citizens Partnership Team

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