United Nation’s Older People’s Day 2018

Article date
14 September 2018
Primary interest
Social care
Reading is celebrating the UN’s Older People’s Day on Monday 1 October 2018,with a fun-filled day at Broad Street Mall

The annual free event celebrates the contribution of older people to our communities. The festivities will start at 10am, with a welcome from the Mayor of Reading, Councillor Debs Edwards, and continue until 3pm.

This will be followed by a range of interactive activities throughout the day including:
  • Singing, dancing, and Tai Chi
  • Art and craft workshop
  • Acting and writing workshops
  • A relaxed hour-long guided history walk around Reading Abbey Ruins starting at 12pm (weather permitting). Places can be booked via Reading Museum’s stall on the day of the event.
  • A walk around the new Lavender Garden on the old Civic Centre site. Come along to find out more.
  • Therapists for You, based on the first floor of the Broad Street Mall, is offering 4 free massage/posture assessment slots as prizes in a raffle.

There will also be information and advice available from around 40 local organisations.

The focus for this year is ‘bringing people together’, connecting people from diverse cultures and backgrounds to other communities and to local services. The event will be an opportunity for older people, those reaching retirement age and those with concerns about older parents and neighbours. Come along to find out about activities and opportunities that can help keep you well and connected to your community. Come and join the fun! Invite your friends and anyone you know who might benefit.

Further information

For any further information, please email opwg@reading.gov.uk or call 0118 937 2383.

Join in on social media using the hashtags #olderpeoplesday2018 and #olderpeoplesdayrdguk and share with your contacts and networks.

Download the publicity flyer with further details of the programme and activities here.