Blackpool Council are joining the international celebration for older people, to recognise the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society.
Older Person’s Day Tea Dance is a free event, held on Wednesday 1st October, 1pm- 4pm in the magnificent Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens.
The event will begin with free refreshments and dancing, which will include displays and lessons by the semi-professional Crown Ballroom Dancers.
On the day, a compère will lead guests through the days entertainment and activities, including a free raffle and performance from a local Blackpool choir.
The programme includes presentations on keeping active, with an ‘active corner’ provided by Blackpool Council’s Leisure Services. Adult Learning will also be on hand to showcase the wide variety of courses available.
Cllr Christine Wright, champion for older people and cabinet member for culture and heritage said:
“The free event is open to all, we want to see everybody enjoy an afternoon of entertainment celebrating later life and the huge contribution older people make to our community. People are living longer and 23% of the UK will be aged 65 and over by 2035. It is also hoped the day will help raise awareness around tackling negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes towards older people.
“Getting involved in events such as this are a great excuse to socialise. It’s essential as we get older to take part in activities which keep us happy and healthy.”
There are a large number of national and local organisations attending to provide expert advice and information about their services which are helping to improve the lives of older people, helping them to stay healthy, and reducing loneliness and isolation. Home Instead Blackpool and Wyre are one of these organisations so please come and say Hi and see why we are different.