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Highland Senior Citizens Network: our service during      COVID-19 (Coronavirus) period 

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Highland Senior Citizens Network has suspended all face-to-face meetings and events for now. 

Our Co-ordinators continue their work from home, and are available by phone:

Anne McDonald [07933 653313]  Jo Cowan [07933 653585] 

or e-mail: anne-hscn@outlook.com or jo-hscn@outlook.com

Our Highland Senior Citizens Network phone continues to be available

[07716 884 989] and you can e-mail on hscn@hotmail.co.uk

We encourage our members, and those who support older people in Highland, to continue to get in touch with us to tell us about new information, initiatives and sources of help; to relay any difficulties in accessing information or services; and to share news of involvement and resilience in your community or your organisation.

 

A message from our Chair, Dr Ian McNamara

HSCN has been successfully campaigning on issues that impact senior citizens for almost 25 years. As the over 55s become a larger proportion of the population, it is more important than ever that our voice is heard. The words ‘Growing Ageing Population’ are invariably rolled off the tongues of politicians and service providers when the lack of services for our age group is questioned. By engaging with us in a constructive way we will be seen as part of the solution, not the problem.

 

Join us today to make your voice heard.

 

 

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HSCN Constitution is available by clicking here:

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In 2015 we appointed two Co-ordinators to assist the Chairman and the Board of Trustees to network communities in Highland Region.  

They are : 

 

  Anne McDonald  

  Contact: 07933 653313

  Email: anne-hscn@outlook.com

   Co-ordinator for Caithness and Sutherland

  East,  Mid and Wester Ross and Inverness

 

 

 

  Jo Cowan

  Contact: 07933 653585

  Email: jo-hscn@outlook.com

  Co-ordinator for Lochaber, Skye and  

  Lochalsh, Badenoch and Strathspey, 

  Nairn and Inverness

 

 

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Highland Older People’s Groups Get-Togethers

An opportunity for older people’s groups to come together and look at common issues, share information about local services and suggest content and activities for future gatherings in your area. 

Facilitated by Highland Senior Citizens Network & Age Scotland

We've had a really successful programme of Get-Togethers over the past four years - facilitating meetings in Inverness, Caithness, Badenoch & Strathspey, Lochaber, Skye and Lochalsh, Nairn, Sutherland, East, West and Mid-Ross. 

Our 2020 Programme of Meetings and Events is currently on hold due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation

Current government and health authority advice means that we will not be holding any face-to-face meetings until we are advised that it is safe to do so.

If you have any issues which you wish to share with Highland Senior Citizens Network, please feel free to contact our Co-ordinators:

Anne        anne-hscn@outlook.com or (07933 653313)

Jo            jo-hscn@outlook.com or (07933 653585)

 

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                       CRABBIT OLD WOMAN

 

 

"Crabbit Old Woman", also variously titled "Look Closer", "Look Closer Nurse", "Kate", "Open Your Eyes" or "What Do You See?"is a poem written in 1966 by Phyllis McCormack, then working as a nurse in Sunnyside Hospital, Montrose. The poem is written in the voice of an old woman in a nursing home who is reflecting upon her life. Crabbit is Scots for "bad-tempered" or "grumpy".

HSCN in conjunction with Eden Court Theatre, Inverness created a short video of the poem to be shown at their annual Conference in April 2015. 

 

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Who we are

A Highland-wide network of local voices, joined to be representative of the 77,000 people of the Highlands who are over 55.

We aspire to be independent, well-informed and credible; and above all, to truly empower the voices of senior citizens across Highland.

What we do

Celebrate our contribution to communities

Share good practice in enabling well-being

Inform, support  and achieve positive action for change

Ensure that our voice is heard and impacts decisions that affect us

Collectively advocate for vulnerable older adults to ensure their human rights are respected

How we work

We work with our members, to identify issues that impact their well being.

We undertake research projects to provide evidence for change: click to find out more.

We inform public sector bodies about what our members tell us, and campaign on issues.

Get involved!

Do you have an issue you feel must be addressed?

Do you want to help with our campaigns?

Do you have skills that can help with HSCN's work?

Let us know! or

Join us today to become a member

please save this file to your computer and email it to us at hscn@hotmail.co.uk

 

HSCN AGM and Conference Postponed until September 23rd

Highland Senior Citizens NetworkMailboxes, Box 301.
8 Church Street,
Inverness IV1 1EA
Tel 07716 884989
hscn@hotmail.co.uk
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