Festival to celebrate Central Bedfordshire’s older people
Date Added: 23/09/2015
Central Bedfordshire’s Full of Life Festival for Older People takes place on Friday 2 October 2015, with plenty of fun activities including music, Egyptian dancing, and free refreshments lined up to entertain visitors of all ages.
Part of International Day for Older Persons commemorations, the annual festival is a celebration of the positive contribution that older people make to society. This year's theme, Older People's Day - Let's Do it!, is a rallying call for them to engage in activities that keep them happy and healthy.
TV and film celebrity Robert Daws, star of many hit TV series including The Grand, Coronation Street and Roger Roger, will open the event.
Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire is hosting the festival in partnership with Aragon Housing, Central Bedfordshire Council, OPTUM, the Older People Reference Group, and Aragon’s residents group ROAR.
As well as being a fun and social event, this will be an opportunity for older people to get information about health, social care and housing services and how to access them.
Cllr Carole Hegley, Executive Member for Social Care and Housing at Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “This is a great chance to celebrate older people and the contribution they make to their communities across our area, and I would like to encourage residents to come out in their numbers to support this worthwhile event.
“It's also an opportunity for older people to find out more about how they can benefit from local services, while having fun.”
There will be exhibitors from statutory and voluntary organisations and local groups offering advice and information about local services for older people, including leisure activities and holistic services.
Entertainment will also include a magician, Tai Chi, musical interludes, a quiz and fun keep fit exercises.
The festival will run from 10am until 2.30pm at the Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, MK45 1AH.
For more information about the event, email [email protected], or call 0300 300 5176. Visit the website www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adult-care/ or www.healthwatch-centralbedfordshire.org.uk for full details.