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Tuesday 1st October 2019 - International Older People's Day

  • Date Updated

    06 May 2020

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    Service

The United Nations have designated 1st October 2019 as International Older Peoples's Day and the theme for the day is ‘The Journey to Age Equality.’ 

In Bury, we plan to tackle old age inequalities and make our borough an age-friendly place to live, by setting up an Age-friendly Partnership Group and co-producing a Delivery Plan with key stakeholders. If you would like to get involved with this work, please e-mail s.boyd@bury.gov.uk

Our Older People’s Staying Well Team will also be celebrating the day by raising awareness in the town centre around Kay Gardens (09:30-11:30am) and speaking to people about positive ageing.

This will be followed by a social event in the afternoon at the old library at Castle Leisure Centre (12:30-4:30pm) where people will have the opportunity to feedback their stories of ageism and/or positive experiences in later life.  There will be a number of teams who offer support to older people borough wide attending this social afternoon. It is open to anyone who wishes to discuss or seek support for older people. 

In addition, the team will be asking people, groups and organisations to pledge their support for International Older People’s Day online. If you would like to know more, please e-mail stayingwellteam@bury.gov.uk

Make a Pledge today on One Community!

Have you noticed some of the stereotyping and inequalities older people face? Can you support them by making a pledge and raising awareness.

Please share your idea’s, stories and pledges though our One Community page using the following link: https://www.onecommunitybury.co.uk/united-nations-international-day-of-older-persons-idop

Information

Coverage

Bury & Local Area

Requirements

Referral Notes

Both events are open to all