International Day of Older Persons (IDOP)

Each year on 1st October, people across the world mark International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) to celebrate the role older people have in making our community a better place to live, work and age.

This year’s IDOP theme encourages people to get curious and be proud about your place; to come together across age-groups to celebrate the diverse range of people and places making your community a great place to age, so more people can enjoy good later lives in our community – now and in the future.

On the 5th October 2023, at the Armadillo Senior Cinema session and at the Pop Inn Café, Yate Town Council marked this special occasion with lots of lovely cake, as a show of appreciation to our older customers, for their contributions to our community. The buzzing cafés and community cinema were perfect venues to celebrate this important day.

Councillor Wendy Tomasin joined us for the occasion and cut the cake.  She said:

“I am honoured to be asked to help celebrate our older people in our town. They contribute so much, in so many ways, to their families, our Yate community and in our society. Volunteering is a very rewarding and valuable element of this and we thank you all,”

Yate Town Council looks forward to celebrating the IDOP’s in the coming years, and is committed to championing opportunities and enjoyable experiences for Yate residents, through its Yate Ageing Better Health and Wellbeing projects.

If you would like to find out more about Yate Ageing Better Health and Wellbeing, please contact Yate Town Council Tel. 01454 866506 or email [email protected], or follow us on social media!

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