Complexes look to dispel stereotypes

15/4/07: Contact the Elderly, recipients of a Big Lottery Fund  Grant to support volunteers running Friendship Groups for isolated, older people. Pic shows ladies and volunteers at the tea party
15/4/07: Contact the Elderly, recipients of a Big Lottery Fund Grant to support volunteers running Friendship Groups for isolated, older people. Pic shows ladies and volunteers at the tea party

A series of events will take place in retirement housing complexes next week to mark ‘older peoples day’.

From bowls and a cinema day to X Factor, a mini mobile zoo and themed lunches, a packed programme of events will kick off across Broxtowe next week to celebrate Older People’s Day on October 1.

The events will celebrate the contributions older people make to the local community and help combat negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes of pensioners.

Broxtowe mayor Iris White will launch the events.

To find out what events are near you, call Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 7777, email housing@broxtowe.gov.uk or visibroxtowe.gov.uk/retirementliving.