Plans are again being drawn up to celebrate International Older People’s Day – and the aim is to make this year’s event even bigger and better than in 2011.
The day – which is marked on Monday 1 October – will involve a fortnight of events for customers at Anchor locations.
Debbie Sharples, Anchor Activity Development Officer, said: “This year I want it to be bigger and better and to get more colleagues and customers involved.
“It is the one day of the year which is absolutely what we are about – celebrating older age and the contribution older people make. It’s about bringing people together, making friendships and doing fun things.”
Last year the theme for International Older People’s Day was memories, and money raised at the events went to Anchor’s nominated charity, The Alzheimer’s Society.
A cheque for £22,790 was presented to The Alzheimer’s Society at Alfred Court, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire, in March. Pictured above is Chief Executive Jane Ashcroft and District Manager Vivienne Cornelius presenting the cheque to Sian Day (left) from the society.
Anchor's events also raised a further £5,000 for Help for Heroes and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Alfred Court along with nearby Guardian Court, were named winners of the One Anchor category of last year’s International Older People’s Day competition for the way they showed leasehold and rental housing locations working together on events.
Also winning praise were Walker View in Gateshead for holding Best Party, and Evelyn Glennie Court, Jacqueline Du Pre and Cello Court in Brighton won Best Local Partnerships.