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Month long celebration of older people

sheltered 1It’s National Older People’s Day on 1 October and in honour of this we will be launching a month long celebration to recognise and celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society.

We have a host of exciting activities and engaging events planned to celebrate healthy and happy aging. ‘

Paula Watson, our Activities Coordinator, has teamed up with partners to create a lively schedule of sessions specifically tailored to entertain older people.

From Charlton Kings to Barlow Road, residents across our sheltered schemes will have the chance to dine at the fabulously popular Wallace House lunch club, to lose themselves to the Latin groove of Zumba Gold and unwind muscles and minds at Hatha yoga classes.

Commenting on the plans for Older Person’s Month, Paula Watson said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for older people across the town to get out and about and try something new. It’s amazing to be part of a project making such a positive difference to people’s lives.”

Check out some of the activities below:


1 October
10am -12pm: Full of Life Older Persons Street Party at Gloucester Skillzone

2 October
10am -4pm: Wise and Well Event at St Matthews Church Hall

6 October
10:30-11:30am: Move it or lose it! Gentle seated exercise at Wallace House Hub
12:30-2pm: Lunch Club at Wallace House Hub
2-3pm: Sing-A-Long at Wallace House Cub

7 October
12-2:30pm: Minibus Trip to Moreton-in-Marsh market – cost £3.00

8 October
11am – 3pm: Bird/bat box making workshop course day 1 at Edward Wilson Hub

9 October
10am -4pm: Full of Life activities and taster sessions at Beechwood Shopping Centre

13 October
10:30-11:30am: Gentle Yoga & Relaxation at Lynworth Court
12:30-2:00pm: Lunch Club at Wallace House Hub
2:30-3:30pm: Circle Dance at Wallace House Hub

14 October
12 – 2:30pm: Carvery Lunch at The Kings Arms – cost £3.99

15 October
11am – 3pm: Conservation course day 2 – coppicing meeting at Edward Wilson Hub

16 October
2:30-3:30pm: Seated or standing Tai Chi at Wallace House Hub

20 October
10:30 – 11:30am:Move it or lose it! at Lynworth Court
12:30-2:00pm: Lunch Club at Wallace House Hub
2 – 3pm: Egyptian Spirit Talk and Belly Dance demo at Wallace House Hub

21 October
2 – 4.30pm: Expert Patients Programme at Wallace House Hub

22 October
10am -1pm: In Touch Event at St Marks Hall
11am – 3pm: Conservation course day 3 meeting at Wallace House Hub

23 October
2 – 3pm: Zumba ‘Gold’ seated Latin-style movement to music class at Wallace House Hub

27 October
10:30am -2:30pm: Young at Heart Memory Club and lunch at Lynworth Court
2 -3pm: Strength, Stretch and Balance at Wallace House Hub

28 October
2 -4pm: Stroke Support Group at Lynworth Court

29 October
11am -3pm: Conservation course day 4 – installing bird/bat boxes at Edward Wilson Hub

30 October
2 – 3 pm: Gentle Yoga & Relaxation at Wallace House Hub
2 – 3pm: Gloucestershire Deaf Association Talk at Lynworth Court


Older Person’s Month’ will launch on Wednesday 1 Ocotber with the ‘Full of Life’ Older Person’s Street Party at Skillzone in Gloucester.

For more information contact Paula Watson on 0800 408 0000 (ext 5855) or



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