Tom Brake MP celebrated International Older People’s Day last Friday by finding out first hand what stimulating activities are available to local residents and the creative ways to stay healthy and active in our community.
The event, hosted by the Wallington Community Well-being group at the Trinity Centre in Wallington had a variety of healthcare professionals on site including Diabetes UK, Stroke Nurses, Audiology, and Optometry to educate residents. Participants were also given the opportunity to engage in activity taster sessions including tai chi, yoga, medal movement, hand drumming, and singing from local Wallington teachers and business owners.
The theme of this year’s International Older People’s Day was enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their communities and societies at large.
Tom Brake MP said:
“It’s fantastic to see the wide-ranging activities that are available in Wallington for residents who are looking for creative activities and programmes to stay healthy. It’s well-known that people who get out and enjoy time with friends or pick up new skills or talents, lead happier and healthier lives.
“I encourage residents to help me spread the word around the community.’’
You can find out more information on the Wallington Community Well-being group here: http://wallingtoncommunitywellbeing.org/