International Day for Older Persons

Celebrated Annually on October 1st – International Day of Older Persons

We celebrate annually the United Nations resolution to recognise 1st October as international day of older persons. The day is a special one for older people and senior citizens around the world. We champion the contribution older people make to society and champion the rights of older people in their journey to equality. We are reaching out to support the older people in our local communities within the Diocese of Leeds, visiting parishes and listening to the current issues relating to the older people and explain how we are able to support the many ideas that are forthcoming about what people feel is required.

The World Health Organisation has been playing a significant role in celebrations and actively promoting public awareness of the day. One of the themes for the day is healthy living and improving feelings of wellbeing. With this in mind, Catholic Care are launching two further activities for our older people to take part in.

“Music for Therapy” brings like minded people together to sing and include musical instruments to be used by the group. The benefits are all people participate equally and are inclusive of people diagnosed with Dementia. This will be at St. William’s church hall, Ingleby Road, Bradford.

“Exercise on Wednesday” is an instructor based gentle exercise session where people come together to move, even a little bit, under instruction that benefits people physically, improving a sense of wellbeing. This will be at St. Winefride’s church hall, St. Paul’s Avenue, Bradford.

Look out for poster with start dates for both groups.

As a partner of Forum Central, there are a number of events arranged by them in Leeds right up until 1st November.

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