Project for over-50s in Chorley involves more than 1,500 people
8:00am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
A week’s celebration packed with activities and events for older people in Chorley involved around 1,500 people aged 50 and over.
Chorley Council’s Active Generation project joined forces with the town’s Older People’s Forum (COPF) and a huge variety of other organisations, to make the week-long event the best yet.
Around 450 people visited the stalls on Fazakerley Street at the health and advice event, 90 went to a tea dance in the Town Hall and 40 people attended a health and advice session at Chorley Hospital’s Oakfield Unit.
In addition, around 800 people attended activities such as health walks, table tennis, short tennis, pilates, indoor bowling, tai chi, yoga, dance classes for beginners, orienteering, the Paralympic Experience and exercise classes Coun Bev Murray, who oversees activities for older people for Chorley Council, said: “We’ve had a fantastic celebration with so many people enjoying the activities organised by ourselves and our partners.
“It has been really good to see all the other organisations involved working with us on this to ensure its success.
“There was so much going on all week for people to take part in.”
COPF produced a booklet of groups, activities and events for older people which are available all year round.