Older People’s Day is on 1st October every year to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons.
The main aim for the day is to be a celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and the economy. Older People’s Day supports the campaign to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes. Events across the country vary from shorter half-day activities to month long festivals offering many different, and often ongoing, opportunities….and it’s never dull!
The celebrations and activities also promote healthy life styles, give opportunities to combat loneliness, encourage volunteering and sharing skills with different generations. After all nearly everyone is an Older Person to someone! Joining in an Older Peoples Day event is a fantastic chance to meet new people and to try something new. We at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust offer a wide range of provision for older people such as, walking football (Mature Millers), Coffee Afternoons and Boccia and Curling sessions at the New York Stadium for older people with early onset dementia.
Together we will change attitudes to ageing by achieving as much positive media coverage as possible. We’ll be adding news, activities and events throughout the year – it’s always Older Peoples Day somewhere everyday! so keep on checking in, and if there’s something you want to share then do so on our blog/ Twitter or Facebook pages.
Numerous organisations are becoming partners and individuals are actively working together to make a difference – join in and help us make that difference and let the world know that Older People are very much still #Full of Life!
If you would like to find our more information regarding this work we deliver, please contact:
Office: 01709 827767
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