Age UK to discuss housing at forums

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Age UK Milton Keynes will be holding three discussion forums for those over 60 at the end of June.

This year’s topics will be housing and the city centre.

The forums will be held at the Peartree Centre on Friday 22 and Thursday June 28 and at the Brooklands Centre on Friday, June 29. All meetings will start at 1.45pm and will finish at 4.30pm. A delicious, free cream tea will be served to help maintain energy levels!

Age UK Milton Keynes Community Development Officer, Paul Griffiths, said: “The over 60s will be the fastest growing section of the population over the next 20 years. It is important that we learn from the experience of the current generation of those in later life and make sure that their views, opinions and experiences feed into future policies and strategies for the city.”

The topics being discussed at the forum meetings are particularly timely as Milton Keynes Council is currently working on its future housing strategy and the Central Milton Keynes Alliance is producing a new neighbourhood development plan for Central Milton Keynes.

Paul said: “We want to hear what people like and don’t like about where they live at the moment. We also want to know if older people are making full use of the city centre and if not, why not.”

The meetings are open to anyone over the age of 60 living in the borough of Milton Keynes. To reserve a place call Age UK Milton Keynes on 01908 550700, e-mail paul.griffiths@ageukmiltonkeynes.gov.uk or book via the website www.ageukmiltonkeynes.org.uk. Booking is essential.

Age UK Milton Keynes may be able to help with transport for people who would like to attend but would have difficulty getting to either venue.