Music was in the air around Failsworth as the International Day of Older People was celebrated with an afternoon of entertainment and fun.

Residents of Earls Lodge, a retirement housing scheme on Albert Street West, enjoyed musical quizzes, a raffle and refreshments, with all profits donated to charity Contact the Elderly.

Anchor Housing, which runs the retirement scheme, has supported the day in various ways throughout October for the past six years.

The event was launched by the United Nations General Assembly in 1990, designed to celebrate the contributions to society made by elderly residents and end age discrimination.

This year’s theme was “leaving no one behind: promoting a society for all”.

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