Saturday, 22 September 2012

Celebrating Older People's Week

Local charity Age Lancashire is teaming up with students from Lancaster and Morecambe College to provide an afternoon of fun, exercise, activities and chat in Skerton, in celebration of Older People’s Week in October.

"Celebrating Older People" will take place at Father’s House, Owen Road, Skerton from 1.00pm – 3.00pm on Wednesday 3rd October.

Free refreshments and a cake stall are being provided by students from Lancaster and Morecambe College who will be on hand to help with activities including WII games, arm chair dance, beetle drive, quiz’s and other games.

There will be quiet space for those who prefer to sit and have a cup of tea and a chat.

Staff from Age UK, Help Direct, the Fire Service and LESS will also be on hand to provide information on local services.

Older People's Week kicks off with Older People's Day on Monday 1st October 2012, a government-backed campaign. Events and activities will be held on, or around, 1st October and will include socialising, helping and volunteering with people.

By working with organisations, schools and youth groups organisers hope to highlight how different generations have a lot to offer each other in the ‘Big Skills Share’.

Local Older People's Week Events

Older People's Day Event - Morecambe
2.00-4.00pm, Monday 1st October, The Platform, Morecambe
Organised by FOPS (Forums for Older People's Services) and attended by Age UK Lancashire and Help Direct..
Activities will include live music, information about various local services, plus refreshments.
Call 0300 303 1234 for more information.

• Celebrating Older People - Skerton
1.00pm – 3.00pm on Wednesday 3rd October, Father’s House, Owen Road, Skerton
For more information please contact Anne Oliver on 01524 387833.

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