Ribble Valley ‘Silvers’ celebrate getting older

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Senior citizens in the Ribble Valley are invited to celebrate being older at a special event in Longridge.

Ribble Valley Borough Council has joined forces with the Ribble Valley Seniors’ Forum, Age UK Lancashire, Longridge Town Council and Lancashire County Council to host the event at Longridge Civic Hall on Monday October 5th from 1 to 4 pm.

The event, which includes entertainment by Phil Knight and Friends, afternoon tea and advice on a host of services for the elderly, including staying warm in winter, is part of Older People’s Day, the national celebration of the achievements and contributions to society of older people.

Ribble Valley Borough Council partnership officer Dilys Day said: “Older People’s Day aims to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes that exist about the elderly.

“It also aims to promote healthy lifestyles, combat loneliness and encourage the sharing of skills between different generations.

“We are inviting the borough’s older residents to join us for what promises to be a fabulous afternoon and let the world know that they are very much full of life!”

Admission to the event is free, but by ticket only on a first-come-first-served basis from the Ribble Valley Borough Council Offices in Church Walk, Clitheroe, or Longridge Civic Hall in Calder Avenue. Transport may be available from Clitheroe for those with restricted mobility by phoning Ribble Valley Borough Council 01200 425111.