A new festival for Telford next week

A new festival for Telford next week

Organisers of the Celebrating Age Festival are inviting you to take part and make it a great success.

Launching on Monday 2nd October (the day after the UN’s International Day of Older Persons) with a free event at The Place, Oakengates, over 70 events will be on offer during the Celebrating Age Festival which runs until the 6th October, right across Telford and Wrekin.

The festival will celebrate age and encourage older people to be more active, have fun and socialise. With 21.6% of Shropshire’s population over the age of 65 which is 5% higher than the national average, organisers are asking people to post photos of themselves doing activities and fun things in later life. Whether you love to paint, bake or fish or enjoy motorbikes and climbing mountains they would love to hear about it using the hashtag #daretodo. (Just post the photograph onto the Celebrating Age Telford Facebook page, Tweet @CelAgeTelford or email enquiries@twseniors.org.uk)

Lynne Carney, Project Officer for the Senior Citizens Forum, said: “Come along to our launch event in Oakengates on Monday. There will be free refreshments and the chance to try lots of activities. Then throughout the week take part in some of the many events on offer. We also want to hear your stories, and to share your experiences and are inviting people to post photographs of themselves doing something they love to encourage more people to do more, not less, as they age.”

Events and workshops are taking place at venues across Telford and Wrekin, and a programme of events is available at local libraries at www.celebratingagetelford.uk or by calling Lynne Carney on 07552 975676.

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