Age Scotland has taken the difficult decision to cancel its national conference, in light of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
As Scotland’s leading national charity for older people, we have a duty of care and responsibility to the people who would be attending, many of whom would be older and might have pre-existing chronic conditions that could put them at greater risk. The priority must be the safety and wellbeing of our members, conference speakers, exhibitors and staff.
We regret not having the opportunity to publicly celebrate the achievements of the past 12 months, but rest assured the Age Scotland award winners, who were due to be announced at the conference, will be recognised later in the year.
For further information please contact us:
Tel: 0333 323 2400
Age Scotland networks provide our member groups in different parts of Scotland with an opportunity to meet up and to share news and information about their work.
They enable members to find out more about Age Scotland and also the work of other local and national services, and they are vital for engagement. They provide a forum for members to discuss and take forward issues that are important to their groups by contributing to local and national consultations which shape services and policies concerning older people.
The Age Scotland National Conference brings together our members, guest speakers and invited guests for a day of networking, learning and inspiration. Previous conference themes have included "Taking the long view - exploring the changes and progress made in Scotland in relation to later life over the past 75 years" , "Lifelong Learning" and "Quality of Life in Later Life".
The conference also involves the presentation of the Age Scotland Awards - an awards ceremony celebrating those who are working to make a difference to lives of older people in Scotland.