Bluebird Care, homecare provider of personal quality care in the home in South Gloucestershire, sponsored the afternoon which was hosted by popular local charity, the Golden Oldies.
The event was held at Kennedy House in Kennedy Way and featured a community sing-a-long with many of the classics and musical hits from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.
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.”
Golden Oldies, which was set up in 2008 to provide older members of the community with opportunities to sing and meet new people, host sessions across the region on a regular basis, with monthly get-togethers being held across South Gloucestershire.
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 90 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 always goes 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.
The Older People’s Day sing-a-long was held at Kennedy House, Kennedy Way on Tuesday 30th September. Free tea, coffee and cake were provided.