Held at the Sensory Centre, Falkirk on the 1st of October 2015, Older Peoples’ Day proved a great success with the over 50s from Falkirk and surrounding areas. We were inundated with queries on legal issues and of course our free shopper bags proved to be a winner. The event also highlighted some of the activities that older people can get involved in including Otago, healthy walks, forums, university of the third age, arts and crafts as well as volunteering.
People are living longer and 23% of the UK will be aged 65 and over by 2035. Thursday 1st October is Older People’s Day: celebrating the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and tackle negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.
Older People’s Day aims to change attitudes to ageing by proving older people are not just stereotypes and this year’s theme is “Active Ageing: Sharing Information, Skills and Experience”.
The event is about promoting the good things that are out there in our community. Keeping fit and having fun can help you lead a happy, healthy life at any age.