Oxford City Council and Oxford 50+ Network are celebrating UN International Day of Older Persons on 5 October with a day of workshops, activities and information at Oxford Town Hall.
The free event will is the chance to take part in activities and find out about community groups, activities and services for residents age 50+, including:
- a guided city walk, free table tennis, and the opportunity to visit the Museum of Oxford in the Town Hall
- workshops and talks on getting the most out of technology while staying safe online
- stalls from more than 60 organisations, from craft and activity groups to health, advice and learning providers
The council’s City Centre Regeneration Team will be there to answer questions about plans for a redeveloped Covered Market entrance.
“The UN International Day of Older Persons will be celebrated at the Town Hall in Oxford on 5th October this year. We are delighted that so many organisations that work with and support our older residents will be present. Older persons contribute hugely to our communities, particularly through volunteering, sharing their experience and skills, and advocating for accessible services for all. It is wonderful that the Town Hall event can celebrate them and the many organisations they are involved in.”
Councillor Barbara Coyne, Older People’s Champion
“This is always a really positive event, and after a difficult few years it’s so important to enjoy the opportunities we have. This is a chance to find out about the range of activities and services available in Oxford, to think about and try new hobbies and make new local connections, try new activities and find healthy living support. I’d encourage anyone interested to come along and get involved.”
Margaret Simpson, Chair of the Oxford 50+ Network
UN International Day of Older Persons takes place on 1 October, this event has been organised to mark the day.