Bright, breezy and practical – the 2019 Golden Guide is here!

Aug 13, 2019   //   News

Golden Guide Newcastle & North Tyneside 2019        

The Golden Guide, a free advice guide for over 50s in Newcastle and North Tyneside, has been updated with thousands of copies now going out throughout the area.

Refreshed with updated contacts for leisure activities, socialising and getting fit this popular guide aims to help you enjoy life. Discover Slow Shopping in Gosforth, Happy Chappies in Wallsend and everything else from heritage walks, wildlife and gardening to supper clubs, tea parties, singalongs, sailing and cycling there are lots of new things to try.

You’ll find advice too. Expert contacts are listed for topics including health and care, home security, pensions, money and consumer problems as well as daily issues like help with your computer, or how to apply for a bus pass.

Editor Heather Alabaster says: ‘Everyone loves local information – whether it’s online or in this handy little book. It’s invaluable for getting out and about – keeping in touch or finding help when it’s needed. People often tell us it’s reassuring to have the Golden Guide within reach at home.’

Denise Bedford of Infrastructure North adds ‘We think the Golden Guide does a great job. It’s a very effective way to reach older people who may not be online, and it significantly helps spread the word about the support available for their health and wellbeing.’

Copies are in all Library branches and in North Tyneside they’re in Customer First Centres too. Also  with charities including Age UK North Tyneside, Newcastle Carers, North Tyneside Carers, Independent Age, Royal Voluntary Service, Search Newcastle, Elders Council, Dementia Advice Centre, Disability North and St. Oswald’s Hospice.  Copies also with Social Care teams, Hospitals, larger Boots stores and other selected pharmacies.

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Postal copies are often available if you can’t get out to collect a copy. For North Tyneside residents ring Care and Connect on 0191 643 7474

Newcastle ring the Golden Guide on 0191 386 5918


Enquiries to Heather Alabaster, Editor on 0191 386 5918 or email