Bradford celebrates Older People’s Week

Once again Bradford is celebrating Older People’s Week with a huge range of events – here are just a few highlights! These events incorporate national Older People’s Day and Silver Sunday.

Older People's WeekMonday 28 September

Champions Show The Way – Poetry Corner

Bring a favourite poem or enjoy listening to poetry with others in a relaxing atmosphere. Free refreshments.
1pm to 3pm at The Kirkgate Centre, Kirkgate, Shipley
Please ring to book your place – 01274 321911 or

Tuesday 29 September

KEIG (Keighley Elderly Initiative Group) – The BIG Keighley 1940s Event

Join us for music, dancing, stalls, prizes, buffet and refreshments.
Victoria Hall, Victoria Park, Hard Ings Road, Keighley BD21 3JN
Contact Julie Lintern – 01535 612220 or

Manningham Healthy Living – All About Fruit Event

A free event for local people in Manningham and Girlington
10.30am to 12 noon at Carlisle Business Centre, Carlisle Road, Bradford
Contact: Saroj Kumar – 01274 223203 or

Wednesday 30 September

BDCT (Bradford District Care Trust) Falls Prevention Event

Our theme this year is Exercise & Balance. There will be lots of representatives from Age UK, Champions Show The Way and many more!
Ladies – 11am to 12.30pm and Gents – 2pm to 3.30pm at Khidmat Centre, Spencer Road, Bradford BD7 2EU
Contact: Sharon Bond – 07701280151 or

Champions Show The Way – Reminiscence of Old Bradford

Join us for a free Memory Bank session where will be sharing archived images of old Bradford and encouraging discussion and reminiscence. Refreshments included
2pm to 4pm Cottingley Cornerstones, Littlelands, Bingley
Please call to book your place on 01274 321911 or

Thursday 1 October – Older People’s Day!

Focus Group Older People’s Day Afternoon Tea & Celebration

Join us for entertainment and Afternoon Tea. 1pm to 4.30pm Banqueting Suite, City Hall, Bradford
Cost: £5. Please book to secure your place Jeanette Booth – 01274 433793/07582107796 or

Community Links Team – Creative Community Festival

Tombola, Raffle, various stalls, massages and refreshments, live music from The New Horizons
10.30am to 2.30pm Grange Interlink, Summerville Road, Bradford
Contact: Creative Support – 01274 482438

Age UK/Ilkley Moor Medical Centre Health Event

A health event with information on prevention and staying healthy with workshops e.g. African Drumming, talks and leisure activities for wellbeing
1pm to 4pm at the Winter Gardens, Station Road, Ilkley
Contact: Alan Midgley – 01274 395144 or

The Equity Partnership – 25 Ways to be Older LGB&T – Friendly Whistle-Stop Tour

Informal lunchtime session to find out more about the work of the Equity Partnership and how you can make your group more Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans friendly
12noon to 1.30pm at The Equity Centre, 1 Longlands Street, Bradford
Contact: Rachel Nauwelaerts – 01274 727759 or

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Friday 2 October

Age UK 1940s Event

An information event combined with workshops, music and entertainment. There will be a wide range of exhibitors highlighting a range of life options available for older people in everyday living to improve lives and increase well being. It will be a fun and informative day for all!
10am to 4pm The Bradford Hotel, Hall Ings, Bradford
Contact: Alan Midgley – 01274 395144 or

Champions Show The Way – Bolton History Trail

Join us to explore the historic area of Bolton.
10.30am to 12.30pm Meeting in the car park behind the Swing Gate pub at the top of Myers Lane.
Booking essential due to limited places Contact: 01274 321911 or

BDSP – Afternoon Tea – 1pm to 3.30pm

Afternoon Tea with quizzes, games and a Sing-A-Long! Cost: £6.50. Booking is essential
Contact: Maria Dillon –

Sunday 4 October – Silver Sunday

Champions Show The Way – History Walk on Harden Moor

Taking in the marks of time on Harden Moor. Mainly easy terrain, including some gentle hills and some single rough tracks.
2pm to 4pm Meeting at Ryecroft Road adjacent to Harden Moor.
Booking essential due to limited places
Contact: 01274 321911 or

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