Monday, 22 September 2014

Celebrate Older People’s Day at Free #rdg Town Centre Event #fulloflife

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Date: 22 Sep 2014 09:34
Subject: Celebrate Older People's Day at Free Town Centre Event
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Celebrate Older People's Day at Free Town Centre Event

Reading Borough Council Press Release

OLDER people are being invited to a free celebratory event in Reading town centre.

The 'Making a Positive Contribution in Reading' event will showcase activities including zumba and dancing as ways that older people can stay fit and healthy. Older people can just enjoy the entertainment or try out something new. A 'Singing for the Brain' session is being offered for people with dementia and their carers.

The event will also celebrate grandparents and how their grandchildren value the time they spend together.

There will be plenty of time to browse some of the information stalls from organisations like Berkshire Carers Service, Age UK Reading/Berkshire and Reading Museum.

Practical advice from Berkshire Carers Service (BCS) on caring in old age and feedback from the Council's recent benefits take-up campaign are also on the agenda.

The event is taking place at St Laurence's Church, Friar Street on Wednesday 1st October, from 10.30am-3.30pm.

Lead Member for Adult Social Care, Cllr Rachel Eden said:

"Reading's older people do so much for our town, from volunteering with charities, to looking after grandchildren or other family members, to work and civic life.

"This event will celebrate the positive contribution that older people make to our community and signpost them to other services and activities that can help them to live life to the full."

For more information, please contact Nina Crispin on 0118 937 2383,


Notes for Editors:

PHOTOCALL – You are invited to send a photographer to meet the Mayor of Reading, Cllr Tony Page, the Lead Member for Adult Social Services, Cllr Rachel Eden and the Age UK Berkshire Choir at 10.45am at St Laurence's Church, Friar Street on Wednesday 1st October.

Reading Borough Council Press Releases can be found online at

Media Contact: Anna Fowler
Tel: 0118 937 3957

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