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Celebrating older people

News : 26 September 2018

Older People’s Day takes place on 1 October. Each year a range of events is held across East Sussex celebrating the role older people play in our communities.

Older peoples day 2018

As part of the celebrations, there are numerous events taking place in Wealden during the month of October.

These include: 

•An inter-town quiz using Skype in which older people at Nevill Court in Crowborough take on a team in Seaford. Wednesday 3 October 2.30-3.30pm.  

•Bingo and Bowls at Bentley Grange, Hailsham. Friday 5 October 2pm-4.30pm. 

•Songs and Afternoon Tea for Seniors organised by the Wealden Senior Citizen’s Partnership at Heathfield Community Centre. Saturday 13 October, 2.30-5pm.

•Healthy Living Workout, including chair and standing exercises with Polegate Healthy Living Club, at Polegate Community Centre. Tuesday 16 October, 2pm – 4pm.

The TN22 Social Club, based at Hadlow Down Village Hall, is holding two taster sessions on Wednesday 3 October and Wednesday 31 October. These take place from 11am to 2pm. The club meets on alternate Wednesdays and offers social activities and entertainment as well as a two course lunch.

There is also another chance to exercise your brain cells.  A quiz and afternoon tea is taking place at the Woodland Care Home, Crowborough on Friday 12 October, 2pm -3.30pm.



The full programme includes more than 100 events. It can be downloaded from the East Sussex County Council web site, www.eastsussex.gov.uk/olderpeoplesday

https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/community/over50s/olderpeoplesday. Copies of the programme can also be picked up from local libraries, leisure centres or council offices, or through community and voluntary organisations.

Meanwhile, leisure centres across East Sussex are offering older people the chance to try a variety of sporting activities. At Wealden’s Freedom Leisure Centres these include over 50s swim, fitball, badminton, gym, pilates, aqua rehab and walking football. 

The programme is supported by East Sussex County Council, East Sussex Seniors’ Association and the NHS.  In partnership with leisure centres, local councils, charities, community and voluntary organisations.

Kate Davies, chair of East Sussex Seniors’ Association, said: “Once again there is a really varied programme of events and activities taking place.  These are taking place across the county – many of which are free to try.

“Whether you attend on your own or with a friend or family member, the activities offer a great opportunity to meet new people.  Try something new – perhaps something that you might want to do regularly.”