Poole is Full of Life for Older People's Day 2017
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Poole is Full of Life for Older People’s Day 2017

Poole will be playing host to a range of exciting activities as the town celebrates this year’s United Nations International Day of Older Persons.

The day is a celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people in the community make to society and the economy. With activities intended to help older residents remain ‘Full of Life’, the day will be marked with a free event at the Spire on Poole High Street from 2pm to 4.30pm on Thursday 12 October.

The aim of the afternoon is to celebrate the energy and life people have at an older age and get a taste for some of the activities they can get involved in locally. In partnership, the Borough of Poole, Bournemouth University, Poole Wellbeing Collaborative and Poole Over Fifty Fives have organised a plethora of activities for people of all ages to take part in, and there will be afternoon tea and refreshments.

There will also be information stands and a showcase of activities highlighting the wide variety of exciting pursuits available in Poole, including: 

  • Yoga sessions
  • Music sessions including Poole Ukulele Pluckers and Strummers
  • Arts and crafts groups
  • Poole Healthy Walks
  • Befriending services
  • Men in Sheds
  • Younger 4 Longer exercise classes

 

Cllr Karen Rampton, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care, Borough of Poole, said: "We owe a great deal to our older people in Poole, The Full of Life event recognises the contribution they make, and is a great way for people of all ages to come together, learn more about each other, while having fun." 

 The Full of Life celebration is a free and takes place at the Spire, Poole High Street from 2pm – 4.30pm on Thursday 12 October.

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