Celebrate Older People's Day! Sept. 14, 2021 | In News

Friday 1st October, 10am – 3pm

We’re excited to welcome Age UK to Broad St. Mall on Friday 1st October to celebrate ‘Older People’s Day’.

The dementia friendly event starts at 10am and will be followed by a host of free entertainment including live musical performances from local choirs, Tai Chi, Origami and a special visit from The Mayor. A number of supporters will be at the event talking about the services that they offer, ranging from advice and support agencies to social and exercise groups, with representation from the different communities across Reading.

Organisations supporting the event include: Age UK Berkshire and Age UK Reading, Reading Museum, Healthwatch Reading, Reading District Oddfellows,  MacMillian Cancer Information, Berkshire Vision, MyCareMyHome and The Royal Berkshire Hospital. 

There is also the opportunity to join a free guided tour of Reading Abbey, to book your place on the tour please email museum.education@reading.gov.uk. 

UK Older People’s Day is on 1st October every year to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons. The main aim for the day is to be a celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and the economy. Older People’s Day supports the campaign to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.

For more information about the event or to get a free booklet with information about local services please email opwg@reading.gov.uk or call 07811 026070.