Older people enjoy event in Bognor Regis

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AGE was no barrier during Older People’s Day at the Laburnum Centre in Bognor Regis on Saturday, October 1.

A coffee morning is usually held at the centre every month, but this time the organisers thought they could go one better and turn it into a bigger event.

In the morning there was some line dancing and sequence dancing, followed by a light lunch, and then it was time for the afternoon’s entertainment – bingo.

Joyce Duffield, receptionist at the centre, said: “It was brilliant, there was a very good crowd. Everybody seemed to be having a good time.”

The usual coffee morning returns next month at the centre in Lyon Street.

Older People’s Day is a UK scheme which coincides with the UN International Day for Older Persons.

Under the Full of Life banner, the government and other supporting groups arrange a variety of activities.

It is the fifth event of its kind and this year the theme was getting and staying active in later life.

The purpose of this theme was to encourage people to be active and raise awareness of the benefits that physical, social and mental activity brings.

By 2020 half the population of the UK will be aged 50 or over. The government wants to change attitudes about ageing and older people, and do more to value the contribution that older people make.

For more information log on to http://fulloflife.direct.gov.uk/older-peoples-day.html