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Older People's Day 2016

Published: 5 Oct 2016


On Tuesday 4th October, Linkage Plus presented Older People’s Day at York Hall. Around 200 people from across Tower Hamlets came together to celebrate the day and they were joined by MP for Poplar and Limehouse, Jim Fitzpatrick and Tower Hamlets Councillor Amy Whitelock-Gibbs.

There was plenty of entertainment for the guests including Bollywood dancing and a performance from local singer Lindsay Sitver, who sang a few crowd favourites including Dorris Day and Barbara Streisand. There was barely a moment where many of the older people weren’t up on their feet dancing along.

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A hot lunch was provided for all the attendees and there was stalls to entertain, engage and inform including free manicures, massages and health checks. Volunteers from Locktons Insurance and work experience students from Central Foundation School provided much needed assistance on the day. Without which, the day would not have ran so smoothly.

The event was organised in partnership with Age UK East London, Neighbours in Poplar, Peabody, St Hilda’s and Toynbee Hall. As well as by Tower Hamlets Council and Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning group who co-fund the project. LinkAge Plus is an innovative service for anyone over the age of fifty and living in Tower Hamlets and helps to make the most of life by improving wellbeing and reducing social isolation.

Linkage Plus is just one of the services for older people that we run at Toynbee Hall. The Wellbeing Centre holds a range of health and wellbeing programmes including, fitness, Tai Chi, Massage, Arts and Crafts and singing sessions.

Find out more about more about Linkage Plus and the activities in the Wellbeing Centre.