Celebrate International Day of Older Persons in Jarrow

An event encouraging people to celebrate being half a century is taking place in Jarrow.

Monday, 23rd September 2019, 4:21 pm
Updated Monday, 30th September 2019, 5:52 pm
Singer Mea Deen will be celebrating International Day of Older Persons in Jarrow

Big Local Central Jarrow will be celebrating International Day of Older Persons by holding a social afternoon for over-50s.

The afternoon, which takes place at Jarrow Civic Hall, will focus on older people within the community, with a two course lunch, entertainment and bingo.

South Shields-born singer Mea Deen will be treating the over-50s audience to his talents to say thank you to the amazing contribution they make to the Jarrow community.

Celebrate the day in Jarrow

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The United Nations set up the International Day for Older Persons for October 1 and claim it is now more important than ever to consider older people in our communities, with an estimated 20% of the World's population expected to 60 or over by 2050.

For those interested in attending, more information can be found on the Big Local Central Jarrow Facebook page