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Hundreds of Greenwich older people take part in Silver Sunday
HUNDREDS of Greenwich older people learned skills, made new friends and had fun with a series of events dubbed Silver Sunday.
The programme of free events took place in libraries, care homes, community centres and other venues, with local restaurants and pubs offering special discounts for over-60s.
It included a Greenwich Dance-organised lindy hop flash mob performance in the Slug & Lettuce at The O2
The Wealth of Wisdom event hosted by Age UK Bromley & Greenwich and attended by more than 200 older people, featured advice sessions on Skype, crafts and gardening, and free tasters of shiatsu, back and hand massage.
Line dancing was the offer at both The Link, Thamesmead, and at West Greenwich library, both of which hosted varied activity days including Tai Chi. Activities available at Eltham library included road safety awareness and computer skills.
Greenwich Council cabinet member for adults and older people Councillor John Fahy said: "This was a tremendous programme, and the enthusiasm of older people was quite clear throughout the day. I’m hoping that Silver Sunday has helped demonstrate that age really is just a number – and that older people have so much to offer.
"There are so many agencies and organisations in the Royal Borough dedicated to helping older people get the most out of life – and it’s their support that has helped to make Silver Sunday such a success."
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