The Scottish Parliament this week marked the 75th anniversary of Age Scotland, in a debate led by SNP MSP Sandra White, who convenes the Cross-Party group on Older People, Age and Ageing.
The Scottish Parliament recognised the organisation’s achievement since its establishment as the Scottish Older People’s Welfare Committee in 1943.
Ms White paid tribute to the huge contribution of Age Scotland’s network of 1,100 local groups in tackling feelings of loneliness and isolation amongst older people as well as wishing the staff and volunteers every success in their mission to promote positive views of later life and ageing in Scotland.
Ms White also paid tribute to local organisations across Glasgow Kelvin including Glasgow’s Golden Generation formerly Glasgow Older Peoples Welfare Association.
Speaking in the debate, Ms White said:
“This has been an incredible journey for Age Scotland established 75 years ago as the Scottish Older Peoples Welfare Committee.
“They have gone from strength to strength championing the rights of older people the length and breadth of Scotland.
“This success has been possible due to the drive and determination of those involved, particularly their team of volunteers.
“I am certain that Age Scotland will continue to vociferously campaign on improving later life for everyone across Scotland for many years to come.
“I was particularly pleased to hear that Kelvin based Glasgow’s Golden Generation were recognised during the 75th anniversary celebrations at the Parliament this week they are most certainly worthy of their award.”