What We Do


Southend OPA is a well established organisation that is recognised as a much needed and valued public voice for all over 55’s of Southend.


As an independent, non political Assembly run by and for the over 55’s we actively engage with all relevant organisations, services and groups to enable us to inform, consult, involve and promote over 55 concerns and issues; and aim to support and encourage independence, health and wellbeing, social engagement and volunteering opportunities.

Membership of the OPA is open and FREE to all Southend Borough residents over 55.

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The Assembly Times

We produce a quarterly newsletter, The Assembly Times, distributed free to members and other interested persons/groups.

Exciting Projects

We participate in relevant local/national/international projects, service development and consultation etc.

Public Meetings

We host quarterly public meetings with guest speakers addressing a range of relevant topics plus Question and Answer sessions.

OPA Committee

We support a committee which meets monthly to manage the activities of the OPA.

Active Ageing

We organise an ever expanding, popular annual public community event Active Ageing, which is free to all.

Member Representation

We represent the views and wishes of our membership to other organisations at a range of meetings, workshops, public events etc.

Become a Member of Southend OPA

It's simple and free.