Lewisham Pensioners’ Day, Wednesday 28th October

Session TimeProgramme of Events
10:00 am to 11:00 amLondon Region NPC responses during the Covid-19 period with Barry Todman of the London Region National Pensioners Convention Barry is presenting an overview of how the pandemic affected the ability of the NPC London Region to continue to operate effectively, and how they have had to adjust to lockdown, and subsequently post-lockdown how NPC London Region continue to be a campaigning organisation for pensioners in the Capital.
11:00 am to 12:00 noonHow to Age Joyfully. Is it Possible in a Pandemic? with Maggy Pigott CBE FRSA Maggy, age 69, had her first book, ‘How to Age Joyfully: Eight Steps to a Happier, Fuller Life’ (Foreword by Dame Judi Dench), published last year. The book has been praised by health and ageing experts and readers, for example, Sir Muir Gray, Professor and Consultant in Public Health, calling it ‘an outstanding book … a manifesto for living better longer’.
Maggy is Vice Chair of Open Age, a charity for older people, to whom she is donating half her sale proceeds.
Join her 8,000 Twitter followers at Age Joyfully @AgeingBetter and for more information see: www.howtoagejoyfully.com
12.00 noon to 12:30 pmBreak
12:30 pm to 1:00 pmRace and Age: Age UK’s Work on Older People of Colour with Emma Sutton of Age UK
Equality, diversity, and inclusion are central to everything we do at Age UK, we aim to celebrate the diversity of older people. This session will explore Age UK’s work on the intersectionality between Age and Race and where we are headed.
1:00 pm to 2:00 pmEmpire & Windrush with Arthur Torrington CBE of the Windrush Foundation A presentation on the history of the British Empire, the British Caribbean and the Windrush Generation. www.windrushfoundation.com
2:00 pm to 2:45 pmIntroduction to Lasting Powers of Attorney: Putting Your Affairs in Order with Charlotte Mandy of Grant Saw LLP A brief introduction into Lasting Powers of Attorney: what they are; how they are useful and why you should not delay in preparing them. With advice on carefully choosing your attorneys, the guidance you can give them and things your attorneys should consider in carrying out their duties. https://grantsaw.com
2:45 pm to 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 pm to 4:30 pmSouth East London Clinical Commissioning Groups Covid Recovery Plan
To get the most out of this session it is suggested that participants should have a look in advance at the CCCG Recovery Plans available through links on their website or download here the FULL and SUMMARY PDF format documents.
If you would like to submit specific questions in advance please email them to LPF — info@lpforum.org — and they can be sent to the CCG who will try to address them.
A) Questions to be Discussed by the Group:
   1) What was your experience of the COVID first wave including
       (i) changes in services delivered and the way they were delivered
       (ii) personal impact including changes in your social sphere, impact on mental health/resilience, work, daily life?
   2) Lessons learned: what does your experience tell us—health and care providers and commissioners—about how we need to do things differently going forward?
   3) With the current resurgence of COVID in London, what are your key concerns about health and care services now?
   4) Is there anything else that you think we need to know, but haven’t touched on?
B) Recovery Plan Comments and Queries:
    Presentation of Summary Slides.
    Opportunity for questions and clarification.

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