Older People’s Day in St Albans

October 11th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Older People’s Day in St Albans

Whether we like the idea or not we are all going to get older one day so it can be good to support events that help older people. The Alban Arena, Civic Centre, St Albans, AL1 3LD is hosting an event for members of the public, especially for older people, their families and carers on Wednesday 11th October 2017 from 10.00 - 13.00, tickets are free and there is no need to book.
The Deputy Mayor of St Albans will be attending from 10:15, alongside thirty or more stalls for organisations for older people, there will also be sports and arts demonstrations as well as light refreshments and information sessions on community and fire safety.

Oakland’s College students have created a photography exhibition celebrating older people in the district. Tea and cakes will be provided by the Herts Belles (WI). There will be a bowls demonstration by Harperbury Bowles Club and extend exercise demonstrations. The stalls include St Albans Museums, Computer Friendly, Shopmobility and the Alzheimer’s Society.
Like some of its rich-world peers, Britain has entered the age of the aged. By 2040, nearly one in seven Britons will be over 75 according to the Resolution Foundation think tank, it also suggests that almost a third of people born today can expect to live to 100. In 2014, the average age in the UK exceeded 40 for the first time ever. Our vastly improved life expectancy grows by an astonishing 5 hours per day, which has been one of the great triumphs of the last century, but is fast becoming one of the greatest challenges and opportunities of this era.