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Older Peoples Day Celebration in Chorley

Published on 02 October 2018 02:11 PM

Age UK Lancashire hosted a wonderful event on Monday 1st October to celebrate National Older Peoples Day.  With people living and working longer, it’s increasingly important to recognise the importance of supporting older people within society. Older Peoples Day is an opportunity to acknowledge the older generation and the contribution they have made.

The Celebration Event held at the charities Lifestyle Centre on Gillibrand Street in Chorley.  David Ward from Age UK Lancashire said: “We wanted to do something special for the people of Chorley so decided to put on a party.  The team of staff and volunteers at the centre were brilliant and the centre was buzzing with activity.  We put on a 3 course lunch which went down really well and also had some live singers to entertain everyone”.

Age UK Lancashire’s Lifestyle Centre is open five days a week and serves fresh food every day as well as a full calendar of activities which include; computer classes, crafts and gardening.  The centre is always looking for new visitors to come in and take part in the many groups they have.

David Ward added: “It was great to see a lot of new faces at the event and we hope they enjoyed it so much that they will visit again.  It’s a really friendly place where you can just drop in and relax or try out the activities”.

The event was sponsored by Chorley Building Society who came along to lend a hand.   Kim Roby, Customer Services Director at Chorley Building Society said: “We are delighted to be able to support such an amazing cause within our local community. The work which Age UK Lancashire does is invaluable to older people and it was our pleasure to be able to participate in such a great event.”

 Also at the event were the community team from Lancashire Fire and  Rescue who   helped out by running a themed quiz and bingo.  David Ward said: “We really want to   thank the Fire Service for helping out and of course Chorley Building Society who   funded it.  We also had raffle donations from Morrison’s, The Bodyshop and   Marshall’s Flowers.  It’s great that so many people wanted to support us and more   importantly everyone who attended had a great time”.

 The Lifestyle Centre is open to anyone over the age of 50, and runs daily activities   and  special events throughout the year.  Upcoming events to look out for include a   Veterans Lunch in November and a Christmas meal in December.  Anyone wishing to   find out about the centre can pop in and speak to the staff or call 01257 267293.  Full   details of all Age UK Lancashire services can be found at www.ageuklancs.org.uk