Meet your SSF Trustees & Committee
Following early retirement in 2000, I spent a couple of years taking holidays and generally doing nothing. I then became very involved with the National Pensioners Convention, and have subsequently been active in other like-minded organisations, including of course Sutton Seniors Forum, where I am currently the Chairman. I believe there are so many campaigning issues we should be involved in, for example protecting our NHS and Social Care, improving the state pension, retaining the freedom pass, reducing fuel poverty etc.
Finally, I hope we can build the SSF membership, and ensure that we are campaigning for both todays and tomorrows pensioners, but at the same time recognise the problems facing younger people. So, let’s build bridges-not barriers between the generations.
Joan Bridge / retiring
My role as a trustee of SSF is currently as Secretary, as well as outings organiser. I am retiring as SSF Secretary in 2021. For over 30 years, I was employed as Office Administrator and Events Organiser for the British Clothing industry’s Trade Association. I am also a Trustee of Sutton Vision, a charity working to help people with sight loss.
Member of SSF for 15 years after retiring from secondary school Teaching and Civil Service professions. On comimttee for at least 10 years as Events Officer. Have organised exchange with German pensioners from Berlin and speakers on a wide variety of topics. Responsible for overall organisation of Sunday Brunches for lonely and disabled members.
I have lived and worked in the London Borough of Sutton most of my life. For many years, I have been interested in looking at the services available for residents growing older and finding life a little more difficult! This has led to my involvement as a volunteer for charities such as Sutton Old People’s Welfare Committee (Sutton Lodge Day Centre), AgeUK Sutton, Sutton Nursing Association and, more recently, Sutton Seniors' Forum.