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Positive Ageing Council

If you're over 60 and live, work or study in the borough, you can join the Positive Ageing Council to discuss issues that effect the lives of older people.

The Positive Ageing Council (PAC) is an open forum that meets four times a year. Anyone aged over 60 who lives, works, learns or volunteers in the borough can join.

The group organise social events and activities and give older people an important voice in what services and facilities are provided in Lewisham. They also like to talk about anything and everything that matters to them.

Each year PAC provides funding to organisations working with older people in the borough.

Become a member

Becoming a member is free and you are sent free newsletters and emails updating you on things to do and support available for older people in the borough. To become a member, contact the Positive Ageing Council Coordinator, or attend one of the free meetings or events run by the group to become a member.


Meetings take place in the Council Chambers at the Civic Suite, Catford, and include guest speakers on selected topics and interactive, informal discussions on chosen local topics. They are friendly, relaxed and informal, and anyone wishing to attend can just come along.

Steering group

The Positive Ageing Council has a smaller group of 20 dedicated local volunteers aged 60 years or over, who act as representatives. They are responsible for taking forward the issues and actions that are raised at Positive Ageing Council meetings.

The steering group also acts as an older person's consultation group for Lewisham Council and local partners. They have advised the Council on an older persons’ road users guide, and advised representatives from Lewisham Police Consultative Group and Laban Trinity dance school.


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