Older People's Day: A Time to Celebrate

Posted in: News on February 27, 2013

UK Older People’s Day is on 1st October to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons. The main aim for the day is to be a national celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and to the economy. Older People’s day will support the campaign to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes. Numerous organisations and individuals are actively working together to use this initiative to make a difference.Last year it is estimated over a million people took part in over 6,000 events throughout the UK. You can help this year by organising an event or activity or just by taking part. Events vary from shorter half–day activities to month long festivals offering many different, and often ongoing, opportunities. It is a fantastic chance to meet new people and to try something new. We are also pleased to announce the launch of the new Older People’s Day website The new site development benefited from feedback on the previous site by a wide range of groups and was also piloted by Stoke-on-Trent South U3A computer group and other older people.The website will provide information, free resources and branding to organise an Older People’s Day event or help you find events and activities local to you. The website will also feature:

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