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Coventry Older Voices

Welcome to the website of Coventry Older Voices – the organization that speaks out on behalf of the City's over-50’s.

In case you don’t already know, we reject the stereotypical view of older people, and regard ourselves as an asset to our community, not a burden. And while we aim to ensure that our own interests are not ignored, we are also determined to contribute to the society of which we are part.

Our interests range from public transport to policing; from health and social services to the provision of information; from combatting social isolation to safety in public spaces. We work with a number of other local organisations to achieve our aims, including the City Council in their bid to make Coventry an Age Friendly City, as defined by the World Health Organisation.

Some of our most recent activities and events are shown below, and you can read about them in more detail by clicking on the (read more…) links, or by using the page menu at the top of this page.

You are welcome to join us – it’s free and you will receive copies of our Newsletter.

TV Licence Scam

Age UK have issued a warning about bogus emails, claiming to be from TV Licensing. You can read the full details on their website here.

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COV Members have been helping with a research project on products which improve the quality of life for older people, at Coventry University.

You can read more about COV's involvement here

and a report on some of the outcomes here.

Football for the Over-60s

Free sessions are to be held at Coventry University Sports Ground.

Click here for full details.

An Invitation to a Meeting ...

to discuss the NHS, and your views on health and care services.

Read the details here.

Age UK TV Licence Campaign

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Age UK are trying to persuade the Government to continue funding TV licences for the over 75s, and have organized a petition.

You can read about this, and maybe sign the petition, here.

Volunteering at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

Do you have some spare time and want to put it to good use?

Here is an article on volunteering by COV Management Committee member Gaile Allen.

Coventry Station Improvements

Work has begun on improvements to Coventry railway station, which may cause some inconvenience to travellers.

Full details can be found here.

Summer Activities

Whatever the weather, why not take a look at our "Misc" page, for some summer activity ideas?

Read more here.

A Message from Disability Rights UK Logo:

"Help shape the future of the NHS and care"

People who have experience of disability or long-term health conditions are invited to share their experiences of the NHS with the Care Quality Commission.

Full details can be found here.

Meeting Includes Talk on Cyber-Crime

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COV’s recent meeting at Coventry Foyer included the AGM, talks on Healthwatch Coventry and avoiding cyber-crime, and a discussion on issues affecting COV members.

You can read a full report here.

Have Your Say on Policing in the City

Coventry City Council want your opinion on the introduction of a "Public Spaces Protection Order"

Read more here.

Street Watch Coventry

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We have been asked by West Midlands Police to pass on some information about making your neighbourhood a safer place.

Read more here.

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