‘Older people’ get in step for teatime
ORGANISATIONS came together in Rawtenstall to celebrate national Older People’s Week.
The Longholme Methodist Church event was organised by Age UK Lancashire with the support of Rossendale council, to help raise awareness of the services available to support older people.
It was capped off by a special Tea Dance led by the Back Step Boogie Club.
David Ward, from Age UK Lancashire, thanked everyone who helped to make it a success.
He said: “We were delighted with the turnout on the day and the support we received from the local organisations.
“The whole day had a really upbeat feel and the buffet lunch and tea dance were a real success. We’ve had great feedback.”
The event showcased services including falls prevention, dementia, winter health advice and independent living support from a host of organisations.
Funding was provided from The Prudential and the national Age UK, plus a grant from the Seniors Together in Rossendale group chaired by Coun Barbara Ashworth. ●● At the Longholme Methodist Church tea dance and information event are, from left: Mayor Colin Crawforth and Mayoress Nicola Walsh and Age UK Lancashire staff Helen Quinn, Shahid Salim and Alison Read