On Friday 1st October TED Ageing Better in East Lindsey held a celebration event for International Day of Older Persons. The event which included a short guided walk with a litter pick, and the option of a free Tai Chi session took place at The Meridian Centre in Louth.
Cllr William Gray and Cllr Graham Marsh from East Lindsey District Council attended the event. Cllr Gray, Portfolio Holder for Communities and Better Ageing, spent time speaking with organisations and members of the public.
Cllr William Gray said:
“It was wonderful to spend time with members of the public and some of our local organisations, celebrating the day and providing an opportunity for people in the community to find out some of the activities organisations offer. East Lindsey is fully committed to ensuring we provide an inclusive and age-friendly environment offering activities and opportunities for people to be involved in their communities. As Executive Councillor for Better Ageing, I will, through my role, ensure the legacy of TED continues for the benefit of our community.”
Jane Berni, Age Friendly Principal Officer (YMCA Lincolnshire) said:
“Visitors to the event enjoyed the opportunity to meet people face to face, with many of them staying for a cuppa (or two) and a chat. For some this was one of only a few occasions they had socialised with others in the past eighteen months, there was a real feeling of community.”
The event featured a selection of information stands from the TED Ageing Better team and their delivery partners. Lincs Digital’ were there to provide digital support and to promote simple ways people can use digital in order to be ‘greener’. Magna Vitae shared information on their services, including their ‘Fitness Food & Friends’ groups for people over 50. Age UK provided general information for older people, including details on the Winter Warmth Programme. Carer’s First shared information of their services, particular for their ‘Men Do’ project, which provides socialising opportunities for men in East Lindsey.
Patricia Faulks, joined the TED team on their ‘Ageing Without Children (AWOC)’ stand. Trish was able share her own experience of being an AWOC, setting up the TED AWOC group and of her increasingly popular blog https://www.justmeandlilley.co.uk/