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Redbridge celebrates Older People’s Week

PUBLISHED: 11:23 29 September 2015 | UPDATED: 11:23 29 September 2015

Older People's week in Redbridge - holding a talk on gardening at Hainault Library, with Nick Dobson.

Older People's week in Redbridge - holding a talk on gardening at Hainault Library, with Nick Dobson.

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Older people are being celebrated this week in the borough, to coincide with the UN’s Older People’s Day on Friday.

Older People's week in Redbridge - holding a talk on gardening at Hainault Library, with Nick Dobson.
Older People's week in Redbridge - holding a talk on gardening at Hainault Library, with Nick Dobson.

A Redbridge Council spokeswoman said the aim is to “spread the message that age is no barrier to staying active and being involved in community life”.

She added that the week “recognises older people’s achievements and the contribution they make to society”, and “creates a positive view of later life and tackles outdated stereotypes”.

Events are being held up until Friday across the borough to help people socialise, stay healthy and learn.

Yesterday more than 20 keen gardeners took part in a ‘Getting Ready for Winter’ talk at Hainault Library, Manford Way, Hainault.

Nick Dobson told the transfixed attendees how to cultivate fresh vegetables when the days start to get shorter and colder.

Tonight there is a talk by author and historian Richard Colley about Winston Churchill at 6.30pm in Wanstead Library, Spratt Hall Road, Wanstead.

Tomorrow afternoon there is a speed dating session at Fulwell Cross Library, High Street, Barkingside, with music provided by Redbridge Music Lounge.

All activities are free and open to everyone.

For a full list of events click here.


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