People are being invited to explore a new pop-up exhibition celebrating the invaluable contributions of older residents from Staffordshire.
The Living Legacies: Active Ageing in Staffordshire exhibition will feature a rich collection of stories, from voluntary & community groups from across the county. The stories will be told through a variety of mediums, including displays, video and audio presentations, and a specially created exhibition brochure.
Visitors will also be introduced to a host of useful Community resources, including Staffordshire Connects and Community Help Points.
The project aims to promote the positive contributions made by older residents and challenge the negative stigma around aging, especially in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Organisers are now calling on community groups and individuals to share their stories of active ageing. The exhibition will tour the county’s libraries during autumn and up to the end of 2023.
Julia Jessel, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Care said: "Through Living Legacies, we aim to spotlight the many wonderful stories that often go untold. These are the stories of our older residents who, despite the challenges, continue to inspire, engage, and enrich our communities.
“The exhibition offers a window into the resilience, purpose, and passion that characterises Staffordshire's ageing population. It’s a celebration of the spirit of our senior citizens, who remain active, engaged, and pivotal to their communities.
“If you know of a ‘positive ageing’ story that deserves to be heard, or if you're keen to learn more about the project, please visit Doing Our Bit. You’ll also get information on the many services and resources centred on healthy ageing in Staffordshire.”
The project is a partnership between the county council’s Public Health & Prevention Team, Support Staffordshire, the Integrated Care System, and the county’s libraries.