Come to a meeting in April

Want to hear an interesting speaker and meet fascinating people? Shropshire Seniors forums have five different meetings coming up in the next few weeks. All are free and everyone is welcome to turn up on the day. Click on the "Forums" button at the top of this screen for more details.


16th April Wem and Whitchurch

17th April Shrewsbury

25th April Bridgnorth

25th April Albrighton

6th May Market Drayton

Garfield Weston Foundation

We would like to thank the Garfield Weston Foundation for their kind donation to the work of the Shropshire Seniors.

Read the SOPA presentations on housing

If you couldn't make the Shropshire Older Peoples Assembly (SOPA) meeting on 26th February 2014 to discuss housing, here's your chance to read the powerpoint presentations.

Could you be a Shropshire Seniors trustee?

Trustees play a vital role in achieving our aims. Our charity is the voice of the over-50s in Shropshire. Our aim is to champion the wellbeing of older people. We provide an effective voice to challenge and advise on decisions which affect their lives in a rapidly changing world, and we fight against loneliness and isolation. We are looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals with the ability to fit in with our hard working and friendly team of volunteers. For further information please contact Bridget at our Shrewsbury town centre office on 01743 244 640 or email

Busy February for Shropshire Seniors

It's a busy month for Shropshire Seniors and there's a meeting near you.

The Shrewsbury Forum meets on Thursday 20th February 2014 (speaker Ruth Houghton, Shropshire Council), the Bridgnorth Forum on Friday 21st February (speaker Andrea Jones, Healthwatch) and the Albrighton Forum on Friday 28th February (speaker TBC). The Market Drayton Forum next meets on Tuesday 4th March. You can find out venues and times by clicking the "Forums" button at the top of this screen and then choosing which forum you want from the dropdown list. And don't forget the SOPA meeting on Wednesday 26th February (see next item).

Forum keeps warm in Bridgnorth

The Bridgnorth Forum met on Friday 17th January to discuss the "Fuel Poverty Project". 

Speaker Clive Leaworthy, Voluntary Outreach worker at the Rural Community Council, talked about saving energy, switching suppliers and getting information on keeping warm.

All meetings start at 2pm in the Community Hall, Bridgnorth Low Town. Free admission.  

Shrewsbury Christmas meeting a hit

The Bayston Hill Ladies Choir were a big hit at the Christmas meeting of the Shrewsbury forum on December 5th. The meeting included the traditional Christmas lunch at the Barnabas centre in Longden Coleham.

SOPA presentations on the Health and Wellbeing Board Update - November 2013

Read the powerpoint presentations from the latest Shropshire Older Peoples Assembly (SOPA) on the Health and Wellbeing Board Update on 6th November 2013: 

  • Dr Kevin Lewis, Director of Preventive Health Programmes, Shropshire Public Health
  • Cllr Karen Calder, Chair - Health and Wellbeing Board; Shropshire Council Portfolio Holder - Health
  • Jane Randall-Smith, Chief Officer, Healthwatch Shropshire

Would you like a meeting in your area?

As a registered charity standing up for the rights of the over-50s in Shropshire, we're always looking for new places to meet. If you would like to explore having a meeting in your area, please call 01743 244640 or email We find speakers for monthly meetings, book the venue, arrange local publicity and there's absolutely no cost involved. We usually hold a trial meeting to gauge local demand and go from there.

Dementia in focus at SOPA meeting

Please click HERE to see the full Powerpoint presentations from the Shropshire Older People's Assembly meeting on mental health and dementia on February 6th at the Barnabas Centre.

Bob Adderley dies at age 86

Always smiling: Bob Adderley

Our treasurer Bob Adderley has sadly died at 86. Forever cheerful, Bob lived his life in Shropshire. His funeral was on Jan. 30th where his grandson said Bob was a man content with his life and his many friends. 

Motorists back our hospital parking protest

Shrewsbury Senior Citizens Forum members held a Bonfire Day protest against parking hikes at the RSH. Cars and an ambulance honked in approval! The Star sent a photographer.

Mayor of Shrewsbury 'opens' new hand rail

The Shropshire Senior Citizens Forum was pleased to welcome the Mayor and Mayoress of Shrewsbury to our Swan Hill Court head office on Oct. 26 where they officially opened a hand rail. More

SOPA discusses public transport

From buses in Bayston Hill to incomplete signs at stops, we heard lots of views at our October 3rd meeting on public transport for older people in Shropshire. SOPA report and presentations

Shropshire Senior Citizens Forum

Find where the many different forums of Shropshire Senior Citizens, led by John Dodson (photo), meet near you. Membership is free and you get the Forum magazine.

Sizzling start for 'Big Sausage' barbeque

Our first 'Big Sausage' barbeque, sponsored by Darwin Matthews, sizzled on September 6th. L-to-R: Treasurer Bob Adderley, our founder Bill Harris and Wem & Whitchurch chair Sheila Mills.

Top MP praises our health and care vision

Stephen Dorrell, the senior MP who chairs the Health Select Committee, thanks Shropshire Senior Citizens Forum for our Health and Care vision statement. More

BBC Radio Shropshire ask for our views

BBC Radio Shropshire journalist Richard Tisdale interviews members of the Shropshire Senior Citizens forum about a 'National Retirement Service'. More

'Stop treating senior citizens like rubbish'

Shrewsbury Senior Citizens Forum stage a lively protest in the centre of Shrewsbury, calling for politicians to 'Stop treating senior citizens like rubbish.' More 

A happy cat called Pippa

Reader Mary sent us this lovely photo of her cat Pippa "who I rehomed in July from Shropshire Cat Rescue". Photos to please.