Meet Age Friend Banbury partners in town on International Day of Older Persons


Advice and guidance available as Age Friend Banbury partners pop-up at Banbury Market on Thursday

Tomorrow (Thursday October 1) is International Day of Older Persons and Age Friendly Banbury partners will be marking the day at Banbury Market.

Between 9am to 2pm the team will be handing out free goodie bags for older residents, including lots of useful local information and the Age Friendly Banbury pin.

By 2030 it is estimated that the number of people aged over 60 will outnumber young people globally. The International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the opportunities and challenges of ageing in today’s world.

Age Friendly Banbury partners are encouraging older residents to visit them in their pop-up stall at Banbury market. Information will be available on winter warmth, activity sheets, a directory of useful organisations, purse bells, and other goodies.

Bee Myson, Age Friendly Banbury co-ordinator, said, “In these challenging times, it is wonderful to be able to offer some practical support to local residents. The International Day of Older Persons falling on the Banbury market day seemed an opportunity too good to miss. We are also delighted that the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Amanda Ponsonby, will be visiting us on Thursday to support our event.”

Thursday is also the day the Age Friendly Business Pledge is also being launched.   As part of the pledge organisations displaying the Age Friendly Banbury logo will signal their commitment to making their premises and practices age friendly.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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