Rural Conversation Starters

Join Us! We invite you to a series of short events that aim to generate conversation around the issues that matter to older people in rural communities. Our webinars bring together a range of people to offer different perspectives on the challenges and solutions. We hope this inspires you to take the conversation back to your own community, along with the contacts and ideas from the event.

The ‘Conversation starter’ events are for anyone living in, or working alongside, a rural community. We’re also keen to hear from individuals, groups and organisations who have experience of the topics we’re discussing, so if you have something to share please get in touch with us.

Upcoming events

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Dementia Friendly Communities event

2-3.30pm, Wednesday 26th January

Join our online session to hear how rural areas are working to make their communities work well for people living with dementia.

Book your free ticket on Eventbrite.

The event will share what is working well, approaches such as the Kirriemuir Meeting Centre, and useful resources like the Dementia Friendly Communities Toolkit from Life Changes Trust. Our guest speakers include Colm McBriarty – Dementia Programme, Life Changes Trust, and Graham Galloway – Chief Executive, Kirrie Connections.

Following presentations we will have a short time for a Q&A, if you have any specific questions that you would like to send in advance please contact We look forward to seeing you there!

Watch our past webinars

Catch up on any events you missed by visiting our Webinar Recordings library.