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Older People's Day 2018 - Monday 1st October

READING is celebrating the United Nation’s Older People’s Day on Monday 1st October 2018 with a fun-filled day at Broad Street Mall (10 am - 3 pm)

The annual free event celebrates the contribution of older people to our communities. The festivities kick off at 10 am with a welcome from the Mayor of Reading, Councillor Debs Edwards.

This will be followed by a range of interactive activities throughout the day including 

  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Choirs
  • Tai Chi
  • Art and craft workshop
  • Acting and writing workshops

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 connect to your community.

Additional information:

  • Weather permitting, there will be a relaxed hour-long guided history walk around Reading Abbey Ruins starting at 12pm. Places can be booked via Reading Museum’s stall on the day of the event.
  • There will also be a walk around the new Lavender Garden on the old Civic Centre site. Come along to find out more.
  • Therapists for You based on 1st Floor of the Broad Street Mall, is offering 4 free massage/posture assessment slots as prizes in a raffle.

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

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

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Please download the publicity flyer here with further details of the programme and activities

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