Activities aplenty are planned for the elderly

Over 50s enjoy a previous tea dance at Chorley Town Hall
Over 50s enjoy a previous tea dance at Chorley Town Hall
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Chorley residents over 50 are invited to enjoy a whole week of fun-filled activities in celebration of Older People’s Day this week.

There will be exciting daytime and evening activities taking place across Chorley up until Friday, October 2.

“I would like to encourage anyone to come along to any of the activities, meet new people and find out some useful information”

Coun Bev Murray

The activities have been arranged by Chorley Council, together with Active Nation, Lancashire County Council, Full of Life, COPF and Chorley Little Theatre.

There will be wide variety of things to get involved in such as card making, arts and crafts, coffee mornings and a tea dance.

There are also plenty of sports-related activities such as Kurling, walking, cycle rides and bowling.

Today, Tuesday, is Chorley Council’s special tea dance at the town hall from 1pm until 4pm and it’s just £4 a ticket with tea, coffee and cakes at the event.

At Euxton Library, from 2pm until 4pm on Wednesday, anyone over 50 is invited to share their memories of ROF Chorley, plus enjoy arts and crafts and be one of the first to view the Buckshaw Tapestry, which will be on display at the event.

Thursday will bring back the years at Chorley Little Theatre, in partnership with Age UK, as they show the classic 1953 film “High Society” beginning at 1.30pm with doors opening at 12.30pm.

Anyone wanting to attend should ring Chorley Little Theatre on 01257 264362 to book tickets at £3 each.

There will be live music, a buffet and drinks at the Lifestyle Centre, on Gillibrand Street, from 11.30am to 1pm on Thursday.

To book a place, call 0300 303 1234.

Older people will be able to get into the spirit of fitness on Friday with bicycle rides from Tatton Community Centre from 10am, free of charge, or Clayton Green Sports Centre from 10.15am costing £2.50 to join in.

Coun Bev Murray, who is responsible for community development at Chorley Council, said: “There are lots of activities for people aged 50 plus to get involved in and enjoy over the week.

“This event is about raising awareness and showing people what is out there and available for them to get involved in.

“I would like to encourage anyone to come along to any of the activities, meet new people and find out some useful information.

“There is also plenty of help and advice on offer for health and wellbeing through the NHS and Help Direct.”

Most activities are free and don’t need booking unless stated.

People can pick up a leaflet with all the details for the activities at the council offices on Union Street, at Chorley Library or at Chorley Bus Station, or for more information call Chorley Council on 01257 515151 or email contact@chorley.gov.uk.