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New TV programme – The Gift

Hi everyone,Anchor have been contacted about a new TV programme in the planning and wondered if any Grey Pride community members would be…Continue

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Started Mar 26, 2013

Going back to university after 60?
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I’ve been reading this morning about comments from the universities minister, David Willetts, that suggest the government wants pensioners to return to education because it will make them 'more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jan Tchamani Dec 31, 2013.

The closing of the Saga Zone website
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As a network of older people using a community website, I wondered if any of you guys had heard about or had a view on the closure of Saga's online community website SagaZone? It was announced…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by richard jnw May 15, 2013.

Are politicians in touch with older people’s needs?
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Research released this week found that many older people feel their needs are not being adequately…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Thompson Jan 26, 2013.


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I'm one of the Grey Pride team

Hello there!

My name is Kathryn and I'm a moderator here on the Grey Pride community website.

I'm part of Anchor's Digital Marketing team and I’m here to make sure this site is as user friendly as possible.

I’m here to help, if you have any ideas for improvements we could make or any questions about using this community site, just get in touch.

Find out more about Anchor's Grey Pride initiative here.

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Paul Burstow MP argues why older people need an advocate in new report

Hi Grey Priders

I wanted to highlighted a new report published this week by the think tank CentreForum called 'Giving older people a voice'.


This report, edited by former care services minister Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, says that England should follow the example set by…


Posted on September 12, 2013 at 12:00

Anchor Community Band set to storm the charts!

The older people forming the Anchor Community Band are giving modern pop stars a run for their money and tackling loneliness in the process by releasing their own charity single today.


The Anchor Community Band’s single “See Yourself” challenges perceptions of old age. More than 350 older people from across the country have been involved in writing and recording it, the oldest band member being 96 years young.…


Posted on June 3, 2013 at 8:30

"See Yourself" charity single now available for pre-order!

We are very excited to announce that the Anchor Community Band charity single; "See Yourself" is NOW available for pre-order!

The Anchor Community Band’s “See Yourself” was…


Posted on April 22, 2013 at 10:00

Anchor Community Band reach the final week of recordings!

This week marks the final three days of recordings for the Anchor Community Band’s song, See Yourself.


Annesley Lodge in Nottingham is the first recording venue this week where the band project has enabled 89-year-old Derek D’Hooghe, who used to play the drums to the troops in Burma during the Second World War, to perform again for the first time in many years.




Posted on March 12, 2013 at 17:00

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At 13:32 on April 29, 2013, Hellen Bach said…

I shared it on our Togs Facebook site... it is lovely

At 17:31 on January 8, 2013, Dave Hurr said…

Hi Kathryn, just signed up but cannot upload a profile pic.despite several attempts. Would welcome advice.

At 17:26 on July 31, 2012, Gerry Williams said…

Hi Kathryn, thanks for the comment and I'm enjoying the community site hugely - about time there was a place where we grey-hairs can get away from the Facebook crowd!!!  If you want to have a look at what I do in and around Gosport, take a look at GosConCen and GJK

and even GMC.  Let me know what you think.

At 16:15 on June 7, 2012, Jan Tchamani said…

Hi Kathryn

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I spent the day relaxing, then went as usual to play bingo in the communal lounge. My OH Terry is the bingo caller, and he's a bit of a laugh. I've still got some of my Thorton's Continentals left, but not many... hehehe...

At 21:56 on June 6, 2012, Susan Croft said…

Thankyou for wishing me a happy birthday, I will be 61 and will have to try get my paper work done to be able to get a "pension" in September. I was told that i may even get a bus pass then if this goverment doesnt decide to take them away from us. (So i was told by the woman in the council tax office) That cheered me up no end (not) How is the petition going? We as you know deliverd it to 10 downing street last November. I have not heard a peep of any news yet. I realy cant make out why the Labour has a shadow minister for the older person and the Con Dem hasnt, I still am trying to spread the word in regards of this matter and i am told oh realy! This goverment hasnt a minister to help us?

, So, When will  we hear in regards of if Mr. Cammeron has even received the petition????? This year in Feb, When i received my award from Tendring council ( The Tendring pride award) for helping with the petition I met Mr. Bernard Jenkins, M.P. I mentioned the petition to him and he was not aware of Grey Pride, So i explained what it was all about, Hope it did some good.

At 22:39 on May 29, 2012, ralph sliwa said…

Thanks Kathryn.

I'm not sure that I can contribute much to Grey Pride, as I don't have much grey matter left. Had there been a Bald Pride, that might have been more appropriate!

At 14:19 on April 2, 2012, Margaret Nelson said…

Thanks for the message about  local resources and community events, but as I've spent years getting involved and volunteering, one way or another, I'm looking forward to doing more of the things that interest me on my own. Besides, getting about is expensive! Sorry if that seems anti-social.

At 14:00 on April 2, 2012, Jan Tchamani said…

Hi Kathryn

I'm on it! Thank you for letting me know.

Best wishes as always


At 18:24 on March 16, 2012, George Baddeley said…

Hello Kathryn, thanks for the welcome.

George, Silver Comedy

At 19:40 on March 14, 2012, Ron Hector said…

Hello Kathryn, Thanks for info.No I dont wish to speak to Anchor.Behind

closed doors they will say the same thing,if you dont like it go live

somewhere else. 

 Yes Anchor do take this seriously,they dont like tenants exposing

how they are treated like 2nd class citizens.  Regards Ron Hector.


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