From a musuc hall, 1950s and 1960s dance, game shows, Spanish and French celebrations, magic shows, Chinese culture, Last of the Proms and a day at the races, there’s a wide range of events on offer in Broxtowe Borough Council’s Retirement Living Schemes between Monday 28th September and Saturday 3 October to celebrate National Older Peoples week.
Councillor Eric Kerry, Portfolio Holder for Housing said: “We are incredibly proud to be hosting a packed programme of events again this year to celebrate Older People’s Day on 1st October, help combat loneliness, negative attitudes and out-dated stereotypes of older people, as well as encourage volunteering.”
“Everyone has an older person in their life who is special to them, whether it’s a parent, grandparent, aunty or uncle, neighbour or friend and it’s important that we celebrate our older residents and the contributions they make to our local community.
Just some of the events taking place include:
· Sixties Flower Power, Monday 28th September, 1.00pm to 3.00pm, Church Close, Trowell. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the 1960s, with music and food.
· A Glimpse of China, Thursday 1st October, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Humber Lodge, Humber Road, Beeston. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture and food through the Confucius Institute.
· Games for Frames, Thursday 1st October, 2.00pm to 4.00pm, The Spinney, Laurel Crescent, Nuthall. Fun and TV game show games followed by a hearty meal of stew and dumplings.
· Soiree Francaise, Friday 2nd October, 12.00pm onwards Greenwood Court, Cator Lane, Chilwell. Enjoy an afternoon of French food and music as France comes to Chilwell.
· Spanish Fiesta, Friday 2nd October, From 11.20am, Cloverlands Court, Chilton Drive, Nuthall. Enjoy a Spanish fiesta of live music and entertainment, colours and food.
· Last Night of the Proms, Saturday 3rd October, 5.00pm to 7.00pm, Yew Tree Court, Union Street, Beeston. Enjoy the last night of the proms, along with the Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe and a brass band.
Places are limited so booking is advised.
This year’s Older People’s Day marks the ninth annual event, which celebrates the contribution older people make to society and encourage different generations to share their skills and experience to create better understanding and respect.
Broxtowe Borough Council’s Retirement Living Schemes offer self-contained flats or bungalows for people aged 60 or over to maintain their independence and freedom, whilst providing security and peace of mind with 24-hour access to an emergency Control Centre and a Retirement Living Officer during office hours.
Weekly entertainment is organised for all residents within each of the schemes including, games nights, craft activities, fitness sessions, organised day trips, and much more.