Older Persons day - 1st October

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An international observance is a period of time to observe some issue of international interest or concern. It is used to commemorate, promote and mobilize for action. Many of these periods have been established by the United Nations General Assembly and on December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. The intention is to raise awareness of issues facing the elderly but also to celebrate the contribution that older people make to society.

The UK is supporting the Older Persons Day with events across the country varying from shorter half-day activities to month long festivals offering many different, and often ongoing, opportunities. The celebrations and activities also promote healthy life styles, give opportunities to combat loneliness, encourage volunteering and sharing skills with different generations. After all nearly everyone is an Older Person to someone!

The theme of Cheshire West and Chester Council's support for the Older Persons Day Is heath and wellbeing and to this end the public are invited to a free Tea Dance at the Town Hall from 2 to 4 pm on the 1st October. To book your place call the Business Operations Team on 01244 976921 or email conferencesandevents@qwestservices.co.uk

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