Older People’s Day marked Country and Western style


Eastbourne Seniors Forum and Age Concern were among organisations which marked Older People’s Day on Tuesday (October 1).

More than 50 events are set to celebrate the day. Last Wednesday saw a lifestyle fair take place at the Winter Garden and residents and members of staff from Eastbourne Homes got involved in celebrating the event in country and western style. As well as some of the team donning cowboy hats and neck scarves, the day saw around 75 people from retirement courts around the town, plus members of the general public, gather at Upwyke House in Old Town for an afternoon of food, drink and entertainment.

On October 25 there will be a buffet and race night with Hanover Housing Association at Hanover Court in Rodmill Road.

Older People’s Day is all about celebrating later life and is held on October 1 each year to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons.

The main aim for the day is to be a national celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and to the economy and celebrating the opportunities, achievements and aspirations that later life can bring.