Welcome to Tammy Town – Event for people aged 50+ in Catford

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The Positive Ageing Council, Go On Lewisham the Young Mayor’s team, Wellcome Trust and Queen Mary University of London are bringing you a fabulously fun event to help you tell us all about your fantasy town, right here in Lewisham!

You’re invited to Tammy Town!
Date: Monday 11 September
Time: 11am-1pm
Place: Civic Suite Catford, SE6 4RU
Cost: Free and Brunch/Lunch is provided

Well hey there! I’m Tammy WhyNot, former country western singer turned performance artist, turned YouTube sensation for the older generation. Recently, I’ve been getting myself acquainted with the wonderful people at Lewisham Council and I think they’re real Age Friendly! We’ve had some mighty good conversations about Age Friendly Towns, and what Lewisham’s got going for us older folk, but we want to get you in on these conversations too. So we’ve been fixing to host a new event together, and we’re callin’ it TAMMY TOWN!

So now you might be askin’ yourself, well what’s Tammy Town?
Tammy Town is a space where we can get together and talk about Lewisham, about what it’s got going on and what we wish it had going on. I really like Lewisham in particular because they’ve got some big goals that I think are pretty swell. Here they are as I understand them.

1. To make sure all aspects of community life remain available to us older people
2. To promote all our views and preferences
3. To coordinate all the things that Lewisham might provide for older people already
4. To help us to live the life we choose within the community

Well now I’ve got some big questions for you that I think could help Lewisham make those goals real life, like what kind of town do you want to live in? What would your fantasy town look like? How could we make that happen? How can we still reach our potential as we get a little older? I think we should think real hard about those questions, and about the 8 things that I heard the World Health Organization determined are important to reaching those fine goals: outdoor spaces and buildings; transport; housing; social participation; respect and social inclusion; civic participation and employment; communication and information; and community and health services.

So I am going to get lots of my friends together, old and young and everyone in between, for some brunch, entertainment, discussion, maybe a song or two and definitely some cake. We’ll play a few games, have lots of good conversation, talk a little about the online Tammy Town, and have a darn good time. All you gotta do is bring your big dreams, your hard questions, and your spunky spirit!
come on down and join us on Monday 11th of September at the Civic Centre, Lewisham from 11am to 1pm.

WE CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS!!!

Find out more about the people behind Tammy Whynot
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Hi. I am the coordinator for the Catford South Local Assembly and a friend of all things Catford :-)

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  1. Tammy Town looks like a good idea but a lot of people are barred from attending because it’s entirely in working hours. A good number of us have jobs and won’t be able to participate

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