Older People’s Day 2017

Primary interest
Hobbies and Leisure

Reading is celebrating National Older People’s Day on Monday 9 October 2017, with a fun-filled afternoon of events at Rivermead Leisure Complex from 1pm to 4 pm.

This annual free event celebrates the contribution of older people to our communities. The festivities kick off at 1pm with a welcome from the Mayor of Reading, Councillor Rose Williams, followed by a performance by Firtree Choir. The afternoon continues with a range of activities, including guest speakers, song and dance, choirs, arts and crafts, and discussion groups.

There will also be information and advice from over 50 local organisations available, blood pressure checks, and taster activity sessions where attendees can try their hand at walking rugby, walking netball and table tennis.

The focus this year is to promote good mental health and wellbeing in older people. The event will be an opportunity for older people, those reaching retirement age, and those with concerns about older parents and neighbours, to find out about activities and opportunities that can help you live well and connect to your community.

Come and join the fun! Invite your friends and anyone you know who might benefit.

For further information about the event, including getting to and from Rivermead, please see the publicity flyer, phone 0118 937 2383, or email opwg@reading.gov.uk.