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Older People's Day Celebration in Salford 2019

Published on 04 October 2019 03:28 PM

We welcomed 100 #AgeProud people to celebrate International Older People’s Day (1st October) and the theme – ‘The Journey to Age Equality’ at Salford Museum and Art Gallery.

The #AgeProud campaign seeks to change the way we talk about ageing and challenge negative stereotypes. It also actively encourages people to share their positive experiences of later life and is backed by the Centre for Ageing Better and the UK Network of Age Friendly Communities of which Salford is a steering group member.

In support of the campaign, an open letter from Paul Dennett, City Mayor of Salford was on display pledging his commitment to challenging ageist attitudes. Guests were encouraged to add their signatures and the City Mayor and the Ceremonial Mayor of Salford, Councillor Charlie McIntyre were able spend some time meeting and chatting to the guests.

The variety of workshops in the galleries ensured the day was filled with music, laughter and arts and culture. The activities included; sporting memories, a laughter workshop, screen printing, stitching and sewing Mr Alzheimer’s Toys and what it’s like to live in Salford.

Guests were also invited to support the Age UK / Cadbury’s campaign which was recently launched to encourage the public to support older people in their community which also complements the importance of keeping in regular contact with older neighbours, friends and relatives to help maintain their health and safety in the home.

The day was supported by Salford’s Ambition for Ageing programme led by the local partnership of Age UK Salford, Inspiring Communities Together and Salford CVS

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