To celebrate Older People’s Day, CVS Falkirk is hosting an event at Forth Valley Sensory Centre, Camelon on Thursday 1st October, drop in between 10am-2pm.
This is a free event for older people of all ages to attend.
With more than twenty local organisations participating there will be a range of information available including legal advice, financial information, fire safety checks, information for carers and their families, hearing checks, toe nail cutting, fuel and energy advice.
The event will also highlight some of the activities that older people can get involved in including Otago, healthy walks, forums, university of the third age, arts and crafts as well as volunteering.
Tea and coffee will be available, and the Sensory Centre’s own Café Tiki will be providing a menu specially designed for the event.
People are living longer and 23% of the UK will be aged 65 and over by 2035. Thursday 1st October is Older People’s Day: celebrating the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and tackle negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.
Older People’s Day aims to change attitudes to ageing by proving older people are not just stereotypes and this year’s theme is “Active Ageing: Sharing Information, Skills and Experience”.
The event is about promoting the good things that are out there in our community. Keeping fit and having fun can help you lead a happy, healthy life at any age.
Organisations participating in the event will include:
Action on Hearing Loss Scotland
Living it Up,
Wise Group Advice on Energy & Fuel Poverty
The Princess Royal Trust Carers Centre (Falkirk and Clackmannanshire)
Fire and Rescue Service Scotland
Citizens Advice Bureau
Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC)
Forth Valley Top Toes
Falkirk Council Community Learning and Development
Forth Valley Sensory Centre
Falkirk Community Trust
Parkinson’s Falkirk Branch
IT for Older People
Self-Directed Support Forth Valley
Forth Valley Talking Newspaper
Make it Happen (Older people’s forum)
University of the Third Age
Scottish Seniors Computer Clubs
AGE Scotland & Later Life
Reach Physio team delivering Otago sessions
Action on Elder Abuse Scotland