Edinburgh group receives national award for its work on behalf of older people

Age Scotland

Today (Tuesday 1st October) Edinburgh’s Citadel Arts Group will receive the Age Scotland Member Group of the Year Award at a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament.

The group undertakes projects designed to stimulate memory and creativity in older Edinburgh and Midlothian residents.

The aim of the Age Scotland Awards is to challenge popular myths about later life and our ageing population, demonstrate the vibrancy of older people’s voluntary action, and inspire others to follow the example of Scotland’s best services for, and by, older people.  The Award will be presented as part of Age Scotland’s annual Scottish Parliamentary Reception, which also falls on UN International Day of Older Persons.

Group spokesperson Liz Hare said: “This Award is a tremendous mark of appreciation. Citadel Arts Group tries to give a voice to older people.  By recognising our work, Age Scotland helps to make our voice louder and more confident.”

Brian Sloan, Age Scotland Chief, Executive said: “This Award is truly well deserved.  The experiences Citadel Arts Groups offers are genuinely life-enhancing, and it’s a fantastic exemplar of the confidence creative opportunities can instil in older people.  As we commence Luminate, Scotland’s annual creative ageing festival, this award could not be more timely.”

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Sponsor David Urquhart 2nd from left, and Age Scotland Chief Exec Brian Sloan is on the far right.

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