Older People’s Day is a great chance to celebrate later life and the huge contribution older people make to our communities.
In Reading we’ll be celebrate older people’s achievements and lives and as well as offering residents a chance to try a variety of interesting activities, promoting a lively social life and continued fitness in later life.
I’m really looking forward to the event on Thursday next week at the beautiful St Laurence’s church, and I’m delighted that the Mayor of Reading will be opening the event again this year, demonstrating the importance we place on our elders in this town.
Info from the council below
READING will be celebrating National Older People’s Day on Thursday 1st October with a fun packed event at St Laurence Church in Friar Street, highlighting the contribution older people make to the Reading community.
The free event, which runs from 10.30am – 3.30pm, will kick off with a brass band performance. The Mayor of Reading, Councillor Sarah Hacker, will introduce the day’s events. This will be followed by a plethora of interactive entertainment including; choir performances, taster exercise sessions, guest speakers, music and dancing, as well as stalls offering information on a wide variety of local services. Lunch is also provided. Rachel Eden, Lead Councillor for Adult Social Care, will introduce events in the afternoon.
The fun doesn’t stop there. On Friday there is a day of free sporting taster sessions on offer at Rivermead Leisure Centre from 11.30am – 4pm. Over 50s can try their hand at badminton, Tai Chi, aerobics, bowls and table tennis, followed by afternoon tea.
If people want to book lunch or have any queries about the event, they can call 01189 37 2383.