Stockport is aiming to become a place where people are supported to remain active, retain their independence and have a sense of purpose and well-being as they grow older.
As part of the world-wide celebrations for International Older Person’s Day on 1 October 2019, Stockport Council will be hosting a packed week of free, age-friendly events…and we don’t want you to miss out on a second of it.
From an Active Aging Walk and Talk, free entry to Bramhall Hall for the over 60’s, an Age-Friendly Tea Party in St Petersgate, free SMILE exercise sessions (you can read more about how Borough Care helped pioneer this programme here), to Brain Health and Active-Aging Information Drop In, plus so much more, there are lots of free events to take part in from 30 September through to 6 October.
The week will also celebrate the launch of the Culture Champions Programme in Stockport with a series of free cultural ‘taster’ sessions. They are open to anyone over 50 looking to develop their skills in painting, pottery, crochet, creative writing, or dancing.
You may even be the next ‘Culture Champion?’ The Council is asking for volunteers over the age of 50 who want to help, develop, and promote cultural activity of interest to older people. If you would like to know more you can contact email@example.com or find out more at the taster sessions during Age-Friendly Week.
Don’t forget that we also run regular age-friendly events and activities at Borough Care. From weekly walking groups at Woodbank Park, to our monthly Tea Dances (the next one is on 14th October), to weekly SMILE exercise sessions, designed specifically to help with mobility and stability. To find out more about our age-friendly events, follow us on Facebook or take a look at the noticeboards in our homes.