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Celebrating Older People Week goes virtual – 28/09 to 02/10

By September 10, 2020Local News

The 1st of October is UK Older Peoples Day and coincides with International Day of Older Persons.

The Older People’s Partnership Hull & East Riding have worked in partnership with the voluntary sector, community groups and other statutory and private organisations to put together and support a programme of fun activities, entertainment and information, but with a difference – the event will be delivered predominantly online this year to ensure that people are kept safe and social distancing measures are followed.

The charity have coordinated a week-long programme which will include: · A programme of interactive activities. Residents can book a place on a variety of that you can sign up to take part in via Eventbrite

Activities includes taster dance and yoga sessions, poetry reminiscence events, crime prevention and scam training sessions, drama and crafting activities, virtual rock pooling and more.

Pre-recorded entertainment. This will range from local choirs and brass bands to interesting local news features.

Virtual Market Place. This will provide a platform for local organisation who support older people to promote their services.

Hull and East Riding 55+ Showcase. People who are aged 55+ are being asked to share videos that showcase their talents such as Dance, Comedy, Poetry, Musical, flower arranging, magician, how to play a ukulele, singing, wood work, model plane building, maintaining a cycle with the charity.

The entertainment, market place and showcase videos will be shared across the charity’s Facebook and Twitter accounts throughout the week.

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