Come and celebrate Older People’s Day in Yate


Older People's Day 2014 - Care Industry NewsBluebird Care, the award-winning provider of personal care in the home in South Gloucestershire, is inviting the people of Yate and the surrounding area to celebrate UK Older People’s Day with an afternoon of singing, laughter and fun.


A community sing-a-long will be held with the Golden-Oldies at the Kennedy House Community Room, Kennedy House, Kennedy Way on Tuesday 30th September.


The day celebrates later life and the huge contribution older people make to their communities.


Sophie Rowland-Jones, Managing Director of Bluebird Care South Gloucestershire, said:


“I think it’s really important we celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make in our local community. Unfortunately there are still negative attitudes and out-dated stereotypes that exist and we hope that events like this will remind people how important and valuable older people are to us all.”


Popular local charity the Golden Oldies, which was set up in 2008 to provide older members of the community with opportunities to sing and meet new people, will be providing the entertainment.

The organisation host regular singing activity groups across the region.


Founder of the charity, Grenville Jones said:


“We are delighted to be supporting Older People’s Day this year.


In six short years, we have come a long way and now have over 70 popular singing and activity sessions across the West of England and South Wales. Those attending are elderly people, many living lonely lives as well as people with learning difficulties and dementia. For many, Goldies is their lifeline so we know the opportunity to sing-a-long to a few classics will go down a treat on Older People’s Day.”


Bluebird Care is a provider of care in the home. They specialise in working with customers who suffer from dementia, physical and learning disabilities, and work alongside their families, social services and Clinical Commissioning Groups to ensure each person receives the care they need.


Jack Whitfield, Managing Director of Bluebird Care South Gloucestershire added:


“Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 30 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care we also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.”


The Older People’s Day sing-a-long will be run from 2.30 pm until 3.30 pm in the Kennedy House Community Room, Kennedy House, Kennedy Way on Tuesday 30th September. Free tea, coffee and cake will be provided.





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