South Cheshire Pensioners Association gathered together over 140 older people on Thursday 1st October to celebrate Older People’s Day in Crewe.
The afternoon held at The Alexandra Stadium, featured entertainment from the Bill Bailey Jazz Band and the Funkychoir.com and treated guests to an afternoon cream tea served by the Crewe Alex Social Secretary, Sarah Jones, and her team.
Older People’s Day was established by the United Nations over 25 years ago with an aim to celebrate the contribution older people make to their community. The event in Crewe was supported by Cheshire Community Foundation, Bluebird Care, Crewe Alexandra Football Club and Crewe Town Council.
Chairman of the South Cheshire Pensioners Association, Kevan Larkin, said ‘We are grateful for all the support we have received as without it, we wouldn’t have been able to have had such a great event. The aim of the afternoon was to try and combat social isolation and loneliness that older people often face. Everyone who attended had a great time so I think we succeeded.’
Councillor Dennis Straine-Francis, Mayor of Crewe, said ‘The event demonstrates the vibrancy and energy that exists amongst older people in Crewe. We as a Town Council are pleased to have been able to support the Pensioners Association with this event and we look forward to hearing their plans for next year and hope to join them again.’
If you would like to join the South Cheshire Pensioners Association, please visit www.scpa.co.uk or contact the Secretary on 01270 664645 for more details.
Crewe Town Council supported South Cheshire Pensioners Association with funding via our Small Grants Scheme. If you would like to find out more about the Crewe Town Council’s Small Grant Scheme, please visit our Grants page for more information.