Scottish Older People’s Assembly – Members’ Bulletin May 2022

AbilityNet Launch new scheme to support older people and people with a disability to digitally connect  

AbilityNet is delighted to announce a new digital device scheme in partnership with Lenovo, called ConnectingU.

Thanks to the team at Lenovo and its digital equity programme, we are launching ConnectingU, which will see 300 digital devices (Lenovo 500e Chromebook 2nd Gen and SIM-enabled Lenovo Tablet M10) and support made available to anyone struggling to access any digital service – from banking to accessing official government services online. Recipients must be UK-based and over the age of 50, or UK-based disabled people over 18 years of age.

Find out more at


Generations Working Together – Ageism and Enabling Inclusive Communities 

Thursday 12th May 2022, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Zoom virtual meeting  

We hope that you can join us to explore the barriers of ageism and further look at how we can break them down to build a more intergenerational and inclusive society. We will look at intergenerational interventions.

You can register here or contact Bella Kerr,  07927550730


The MOCHA UK Retirement ‘Moments of Change’ Study  

The University of Bath and is investigating how people understand, experience and manage significant life changes, such as retiring from work. The research will help us to get a better understanding of how change affects people over time, as well as identifying ways to support interventions during life transitions to improve people’s lives.

We are operating a rolling recruitment of older adults who are due to retire within the next few months, for two longitudinal online studies: an online survey study and an online interview study. There are also options for postal surveys and telephone interviews for those who are unable to participate online. Participants will receive a gift voucher for taking part.

Please see attached further information about both studies. If you are interested please use the contact details below:

MOCHA UK Retirement Survey

MOCHA UK Retirement Interview

  • Email us:
  • Get in touch through our Facebook page:
  • Get in touch by phone: 07977 333 661
  • Get in touch by post: Dr Nick Nash, The MOCHA UK Retirement Moments of Change Study, Psychology Department, The University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY


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