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Older Peoples Festival

Wednesday 11th August 2010

 

OLDER PEOPLE’S FESTIVAL WILL BE ‘FULL OF LIFE

 

‘Full of Life’  – The Bedford Borough Older People’s Festival 2010, will be officially launched by the Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, on the 15th September at 10am, at the Corn Exchange.

 

The festival is aimed at people 50+ and runs from 15th September – 1st October.

 

The event promotes older people’s independence and involvement in the community, and will serve to provide older people with information on community, health and well-being services.

 

There will also be free health checks provided by Bedford Borough Council, and ‘Equipment Drop-in Days’, where people can view the equipment available from cutlery to bath aids, walkers to chairs. Further sessions available will give individuals opportunity to gain benefits and pension advice.

 

The Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: "Getting older can be a challenging life transition, either financially or personally. The council is absolutely committed to working with the NHS and all our other partners to ensure that older people are helped to maintain their independence, health and well-being.”

 

Throughout the festivals duration, there will also be opportunity to take part in fun and social activities such as, dance and fitness exercise.

 

A ‘Programme of Events’ will be available from the 1st September, at the Borough Hall reception, Town Hall reception, Libraries, Age Concern, The Guildhouse,  and at the Tourist Information Office.

 

Alternatively, please click here to see the Festival's Programme.

 

If you would like any further information, please contact Gillian Abbott, at Bedford Borough Council on 01234 276027.

 

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