Older People's Day 2023 - Ageing Well Together

Reading will be celebrating National Older People's Day on

Monday 2 October 2023

with a free fun packed event at Broad Street Mall

9:30am am until 3pm

highlighting the contribution older people make to the Reading community.

Older People’s Day coincides 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 Older People’s Day supports the campaign to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.

The selected theme for Older People's Day 2023 in Reading is

‘Ageing Well Together’

Reading is a vibrant town with a rich array of local services that support residents, come along and find out how they can help you:

Reading U3A

Age UK Berkshire

Age UK Reading

Public Health & Wellbeing Team

Winterwatch Service

Reading Voluntary Action

Get Berkshire Active

Berkshire Vision

Older People Mental Health Team 

Healthwatch Reading - The Advocacy People

Thames Valley Pensioner Service

Blandy & Blandy Solicitors

South Reading Patient Voice

The Crown Prosecution Service

Sheltered Housing

Firtree/Tilehurst Welfare Community Group

Reading Community Learning Centre

SSE network - Priority Registers

GLL Sports & Leisure



Citizens Advice Reading

Silvers Workshop

Bowling Club – outdoor and indoor

Macular Support Group

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Talking Therapies

British Red Cross

Engage Befriending / The Mustard Tree

Royal Berkshire Hospital will also be offering free blood pressure and wellbeing checks on the day. 

The programme will include:

  • 9.30 am - Events opens  

  • 10 am - Opening- Mayor speech 

  • 11.00 am - Bowls Demonstration 

  • 12.30 pm—Singing for Pleasure- Age Uk Berkshire choir 

  • 1:30 pm—GLL activity 

  • 3 pm - Closing remarks

Additional activities on the day include:

For more information, please email opwg@reading.gov.uk or call 07811 026070



Page last reviewed: 20/09/2023

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