Celebrations are set to be in full swing at a South Tyneside library to mark International Older People’s Day.
Age Concern Tyneside South (ACTS) have joined forces with a range of agencies to host an event to showcase the variety of activities available for those over 50 to get involved in.
International Older People’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate and recognise everything about the older people of South Tyneside.Jackie Jamieson
Information will also be available to help people stay independent for longer and there will be ideas on how they can enjoy later life.
Details for family members and carers will also be available for those wanting to find out more about services and support out there.
Jackie Jamieson, service development manager at Age Concern Tyneside South, said: “International Older People’s Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate and recognise everything about the older people of South Tyneside. “We are passionate and committed in delivering our services and interventions to our community and see this event as an opportunity to showcase what is available in South Tyneside to improve the health and wellbeing of older people.”
The event will see input from Northumbria Police, South Tyneside Council, Tyne and Wear Fire Service and representatives from the voluntary and community sector.
Support will also be available from ACTS to get online, access benefits, manage budgets, get home support plus details of health and wellbeing activities including an exercise taster session.
Coun Tracey Dixon, the council’s lead member for independence and wellbeing, said: “South Tyneside Council is proud to support these events which are as varied and interesting as the people they are aimed at. By marking Older People’s Day in this way, we can, with our partners, raise awareness of the issues affecting our older residents and also highlight the valuable contributions they make to society.”
The event will be held at Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre in South Shields on Monday, from 11am until 2pm.
It will be opened by the Mayor of South Tyneside Coun Olive Punchion.