What’s happening in Leeds to celebrate International Day of Older Persons?

This year Leeds is celebrating International Day of Older Persons with a number of different events based on this year’s theme: Age Friendly Leeds which will take place throughout Leeds between 30 September and 7 October.

The events are all for older people, some aimed at the general public and others are only for members of the host organisation.

Learn how to blow your own trumpet, try art sessions, craft sessions, exercise, be part of a photographic exhibition, remember the good old days and trip the light fantastic 60s and 70s style and show age is no barrier at an intergenerational event.

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Some events haven’t yet confirmed their dates but the calendar will be updated regularly whenever dates, times and venues are confirmed.

There are also contact details for the event organisers should you wish to contact them directly.

The events showcase the wide variety of organisations in Leeds which work with older people and the innovative work that they do as well as the partnership working (including cross-sector) that Leeds does so well.

All the events listed in this calendar received a grant from IDOP Leeds.

Download the Calendar

IDOP Leeds 19 Public Events Calendar

What is IDOP?

The aim of IDOP Leeds is to ensure that the City of Leeds promotes and celebrates the International Day of Older Persons and promotes the values of:

  • a positive view of old age
  • older people being enabled to lead active healthy and involved lives as citizens of the city
  • full participation of older people in the decisions and processes which affect their lives
  • challenging the barriers faced by older people to independence, inclusion and equality
  • older people being treated with respect and dignity at all times

IDOP Leeds is organised by Leeds Older Peoples Forum with the support Leeds City Council Public Health, Leeds City Council Adult & Health Equality and Diversity, Leeds City Council Museums & Galleries, Leeds City Council Libraries and Information Service and older people themselves.

For more information about the International Day of Older Persons 2019 please contact Sean Tunnicliffe, Leeds Older People’s Forum (0113 244 1697) or sean.tunnicliffe@forumcentral.org.uk

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