Celebrate Older People’s Day with events in Wealden

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Pamper days, a Wii Bowling tournament and a 1940s style afternoon tea are just some of ways residents can celebrate Older People’s Day, 2014.

The national event is designed to celebrate the contributions and achievements of older people and in East Sussex this year’s theme is ‘Let’s Celebrate.’

Events will run throughout September and October and a programme booklet is now available from libraries or for download.

Supported by East Sussex County Council, many of the events have been organised by the county’s network of Seniors’ Forums as well as community groups and local organisations.

Kate Davies, chair of the East Sussex Seniors Association (ESSA), said: “You don’t have to be a member of an organisation or already involved in a local group; for many events you can just turn up. It’s a great opportunity to get involved and make some new friends.”

There are a variety of events on offer in Wealden district, including tea dance with EngAge South East and a lifestyle event with demonstrations of cooking for one.

A programme of events is available to pick up from local libraries or download from www.eastsussex.gov.uk/olderpeoplesday