In September 2008 we celebrated our 20 years in existence and our sincere thanks go to Age Concern Scotland, who gave us a most appreciated donation. We were able to have a celebration lunch at the Tontine Hotel in Greenock, on Wednesday 17th September 2008 for our present members, and some of the people who have helped us over the years with their support. It was a lovely day and a great celebration of all the things we have achieved since the first days when we were more or less a talking shop, and weren't sure in what direction we were heading.

Provost Michael McCormick also had a special reception in Greenock Town Hall to mark the 20 year milestone. In recognition of the Elderly Forums outstanding achievement, Provost Michael Mccormick invited the action group to the Town Hall for a tour. He said 'It was great to meet some shining examples of the community today. The Forum has gone from strength to strength over the years, and has become a high-profile and well-respected group. The Forum take on board the problems of Inverclyde's elderly and fights their corner, even going as far as the Houses of Parliament in London, and I would like to congratulate them and hope that they keep up their good work for many years to come'.

We have an excellent rapport with all members of Inverclyde Council, from the Provost and Councillors to the heads of departments, including the Social Work Department. We also have good connections with our MP Mr David Cairns, Duncan McNeil MSP,Stuart McMilan MSP, Councillor Joe McIlwee and others.

Inverclyde Elderly Forum have excellent contact with our local paper ‘The Greenock Telegraph’ who have been very supportive of any elderly related issues. We also have contacts in other Scottish newspapers and with BBC Scotland and STV and links with our council's website
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