Older people in Wolverhampton are proving that they are “Full of Life” at a celebration day of the same name planned in the city at the end of next week, Friday 30th September.
Demonstrations and displays of just a small selection of the dozens of activities in which older Wulfrunians are regularly involved will be on show during the special day which is part of the national celebrations of UK Older People’s Day 2011.
Wolverhampton Mayor, Councillor Bert Turner, and Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Councillor Steve Evans, have been invited to check out the action during ‘Full of Life’.
‘Full of Life’ takes place on Friday, September 30th, from 10.30am until 3.30pm in the Wulfrun Centre piazza display area and also at the Art Gallery in Lichfield Street where activities will take place in ‘The Gathering Space’ on the ground floor opposite the Gallery shop.
Demonstrations in the Wulfrun Centre piazza will start at 10.30am with a Keep Fit class, when the Mayor will also be viewing the various exhibitions and displays, after which he will pay a visit to the Art Gallery (at approx 11.00am/11.15am) to watch a flower arranging demonstration by Penn Floristry Club.
Throughout the day at the Art Gallery there will be an art and craft exhibition and demonstrations of rug making, painting and crafts, flower arranging, computing for 'silver surfers', local history and reminiscence plus yoga and a display from The Alzheimer’s Society.
Exhibition material in the Wulfrun Centre will include contributions from:
Local history from Wolverhampton Civic and Historical Society
Walking for Health
Penn Floristry Club
Tettenhall and District Horticultural Society
Age UK Wolverhampton
King Street Information Centre
Over 50's Forum
At 12.15pm there will be a Tai Chi demonstration. A number of other demonstrations and displays are still to be confirmed.
Walking for Health will lead a heritage walk during the day from the Wulfrun Centre to the Art Gallery, looking at historic buildings on the way.
Chair of Wolverhampton’s Over 50’s Forum, Anne Bailey, explained:”The aim of the day is twofold, firstly to showcase all the groups and activities older people are involved in throughout the city and secondly to encourage more older people to join in.
“It’s not just about senior citizens and there really is something for everyone. We have 100 groups associated with the Over 50’s Forum. This special event is about activity and sources of information”, she added.