Celebrating Older People’s Day

October 8th, 2013 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Older People

Older People’s Day was the 1st October and we would like to hear how you and your group celebrated the day; or are you making the whole of October a month of celebration?

Positive Ageing in London is holding an event on the 17th October to celebrate Older People’s Contribution. Victoria Borwick, the Deputy Mayor of London, will be launching a major report undertaken by the Greater London Authority on older people’s economic contribution to London. This is a free events and to register go online to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8608485211 or contact Sharon Tynan at Age UK London on stynan@ageuklondon.org.uk or on 020 7820 6776

Members of the Richmond upon Thames Forum for Older People had a very busy stall at the Richmond ‘Full of Life’ day. The day was for older residents of Richmond offering drama displays, lots of stalls with useful information and many freebees, delicious cup cakes, raffles, demonstrations and lunch. There was transport provided to and from the event to the station.  A very useful place for recruiting new members.

Kensington & Chelsea Forum for Older Residents celebrated on the 4th October ‘Highlighting Achievements’ with Baroness Hanham CBE – Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

So what did you do?

We would also like your views – Do you think it is right the older people have a special ‘Older People’s day’? Do you think it raises a positive profile of older people? Do you think there should be larger celebrations such as The Mayor of London holding a special celebration as there is for LGBT people? Should the media get more involved? Maybe it should be a Bank Holiday so that all generations can celebrate the day?

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