Activities and events to celebrate older people return to Chorley
6:00am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in News
A week-long celebration of activities and events for older people is returning to Chorley.
The events are aimed at people aged 50 plus and will mark the annual International Older People’s Day on Tuesday, October 1.
Chorley Council’s Active Generation project has joined forces with the town’s Older People’s Forum and a huge variety of other organisations, to make the week-long event the best yet.
The action kicks off on Monday, September 30, with a huge free health and advice event in Fazakerley Street involving around 17 organisations including Age UK, Help Direct, Galloways, Active Nation, Lancashire Adult Learning, Sure Care, Brothers of Charity and Spice time credits.
Other activities during the week include an Age UK hosted event at Chorley Lifestyle Centre on Gillibrand Street between 10am and 1pm on Tuesday, October 1.
There will be a tea dance at Chorley Town Hall on Tuesday, October 1, from 2pm to 4pm, priced £2 for an afternoon of dances, tea, coffee and biscuits Activity taster sessions will be held at various venues on Wednesday, October 2 where people can try everything from golf, at Euxton Park Golf Club; curling, at Buckshaw Village Community Centre and clog dancing at Chorley Town Hall.
A technology event at Chorley Library on Thursday, October 3 will give people the chance to learn how to use Twitter and Facebook, tablets and laptops, plus have a go at games including Nintendo Wii and Xbox Kinect.
Councillor Bev Murray, who oversees activities for older people for Chorley Council, said: “More than 60 events and activities will take place across the Chorley borough between September 30 and October 6 for people aged 50 and over.
“It is the fifth year this event has taken place and we would like even more people taking part in one of the many activities planned.”
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