Celebrate National Older People’s Day in Reading

Monday 9 October 2017

Reading is celebrating National Older People’s Day on Monday 9 October 2017 with a fun-filled afternoon of events at the Rivermead Leisure Complex.

This annual free event celebrates the contribution of older people to our communities. The festivities kick off at 1:00 pm with a welcome from the Mayor of Reading, Councillor Rose Williams, followed by a performance by the Firtree Choir. This will be followed by a range of interactive activities throughout the afternoon including guest speakers, song and dance, choirs, arts and crafts and discussion groups.

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

The focus of this year’s day is to promote good mental health and wellbeing in older people. Many of the presentations and services available will help people to find out more about how they can best live full and satisfying lives.

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 keep you live well and connect to your community.

You can get to the Rivermead by bus as follows:

  • New bus route Buzz 42 from Kenavon Drive to Rivermead – from 2 October 2017 – this new bus route will run from 8:45 am until 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, approximately every 40 minutes.
  • Community Link bus route 28 – serves Rivermead 3 times a day
  • FREE shuttle bus to Rivermead from Central Reading (Stops FH / EL) from 12:15 pm (on Monday 9 October only).

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

For further information about the programme and timing of the activities, please see this publicity flyer. You can also email opwg@reading.gov.uk or call 0118 937 2383.

Type of event
Festival / Fete / Carnival
Event theme
Event date
9 October 2017
Start time
1:00 pm
End time
4:00 pm
0118 937 2383
Address line 1
Rivermead Leisure Complex
Line 2
Richfield Avenue
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified