Painting, exercise and holistic therapy sessions are being laid on for free at the Town Hall, St Albans to mark UK Older People’s Day on 1 October.
Older people are invited to join in the fun and find out more about activities that are being run across the District for their age group.
This free event is being organised by St Albans City and District Council and will run from 10am to 2pm.
There will be stalls promoting leisure, health and adult learning opportunities. Stallholders include drama, knitting and walking groups and the University of the Third Age (U3A).
Anyone attending the event will also have the opportunity to join in a discussion about issues affecting older people. The Council is committed to ensuring that residents aged 60 years and over have a say about decisions that affect their quality of life. We are working with local older people’s groups to set up an Older People’s Forum where issues raised at this event can be discussed in more detail.
Councillor Brian Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Housing at the Council, said: “Come along and find out what activities and interest groups are available for older people in the District. Many of these activities are run by older people and are aimed at helping individuals stay active and involved in their local community. There will also be an opportunity to raise issues for further discussion at the first Older People’s Forum on 6 December at Harpenden Park Hall.”
Lunch and limited transport are being provided for older people attending the Older People’s Day event on 1 October. Both must be booked in advance by calling Nicky Flynn on 01727 814602 or on 07770 701801 (mobile) or by emailing email@example.com
Councillor Brian Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Housing at St Albans City and District Council
Tel: 01582 767621
Contact for the media:
Media and Internal Communications Officer
St Albans City and District Council
Tel: 01727 819317
UK Older People’s Day 2012
is on 1 October 2012. It is a national event aimed at helping people think differently about older people and at challenging stereotypes.