Five Bullet Friday (18 January 2019)

5 Bullet Fridays
Last updated on May 29, 2019

Ideas for Ears

Martin Quirke – OCN environment lead and architect – and I met with Sally Shaw of Ideas for Ears. We explored partnership working (because there is correlation between hearing loss and dementia). We had a great meeting and identified several ways to work in partnership.

Ideas for Ears want the world to be smoother for people with hearing loss. Meetings and events should be accessible to everyone, whatever their hearing ability. The Hearing Access Protocol provides guidance on how to design and run meetings and events so people with any hearing ability can hear and follow them, including those who are deaf. More details can be found at this link

Everyday technology and everyday life

How older people with and without cognitive impairments are using everyday technology and how the technology affects everyday life.

When? 30 January, 1-3pm

Where? Iris Murdoch Building Conference Suite, University of Stirling)

You are invited to hear Camilla Malinowsky, Assistant Professor in the department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden. Tea and Coffee and biscuits will be provided. For more information and to book follow the link

In Other Words

A play called In Other Words which explores the power of music for people with dementia is coming to Edinburgh and Glasgow in early March. Apparently it lasts a little over an hour and the Edinburgh and Glasgow performances are followed by a discussion. Thanks for flagging this up to us Janet! Details are at

Health and Social Care Partnership Public Consultation

Local people are being asked to put forward their views to help identify future plans and priorities on how NHS and council services are delivered over the next three years. Dementia is one of the 6 main priorities included in a draft plan.

The draft plan can be found here:

Opportunities and times to put forward your views:

  • Please see attached info for local events and template of the questions
    Carers’ Forum in Alloa
  • Health and Social Care Forum at Action in Mind on 11 Feb
  • The Clacks Dementia Group will discuss this on Jan 23 (10:00 – 12:00, CTSI). (Stirling folks are welcome to attend this meeting)
  • OCN are planning to arrange a dementia focused consultation in partnership with Ideas for Ears. Date to be confirmed
  • An online survey will also be made available shortly

If you have any questions or want to find out more please contact Liz Rowlett – Integration Engagement Office 01259 213840.

Digital Connections – Relaxed Library Sessions

People over 50 are using everyday technology in different ways to keep themselves or someone they care for safe and living well. OCN is working in partnership with Stirling Libraries to establish libraries as a place to have a relaxed local get together for people to find out and share ideas.

Why not share your experience with others at one of our relaxed sessions or pop along to find out more?

  • Finding information on line
  • Tracking whereabouts or running and cycling distances
  • Setting reminders for appointments, cooking or planning your schedule

You don’t have to be using digital technology to attend a session.

  • Were you given a smartphone or tablet and want to learn more?
  • Do you want to know what other technology is available
  • Are you concerned for someone’s safety and wellbeing – and want to know what’s available to help?

We still have to firm up on some dates and times but please save these dates. A leaflet with final dates and times will be available soon.

Dunblane Tuesday 19th February 11am-12.30pm or Friday 22nd February 9.30am-11am

St Ninians Friday 1st March (time to be confirmed)

Plean Thursday 14th March 3pm – 4.30pm

Bannockburn Friday 15th March (time to be confirmed)

Central and Bridge of Allan to be confirmed