Older People’s Day 2016
Saturday October 1st is officially Older People’s Day – an International Day created to recognise and celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society. Last year seniors’ forums, the voluntary sector, community groups and other statutory organisations put together a programme of events to mark Older People’s Day 2015. Across East Sussex, events took place throughout September and October, providing a wide variety of fun activities and information. Plans are in hand for a similar programme this year and those receiving the newsletter by post or email will receive a copy of this year’s booklet listing all the events that will be taking place. The booklet can be found here:
We are hosting Wealden’s Older People’s Day in Hailsham this year. It will be held in Hailsham Civic Community Hall which is just behind Wealden District Council offices between 10am and 12.30pm. WSCP is hosting this event in partnership with Hailsham Leisure Centre. There will be a number of free activities in the Leisure centre and special offers for anyone who attends.
The event is completely free and there will be a number of information stands and some free offers. Drinks and cake will be provided free throughout the morning. Please do come along and support the event.
At the time of writing this event is still being worked on so please keep an eye on our website. If you know of any clubs or societies that offer something for older people in Hailsham or its environs who might like to have a stand then please let Jane know. There is no cost for stand holders. Jane’s phone number is 01892 655050.