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Hertsmere Borough Council celebrates National Older People's day
Older people make a valuable contribution to society yet can often feel silenced and ignored in today’s youth-obsessed society.
Hertsmere Borough Council is hosting a party in honour of the town’s senior citizens at Fairway Hall in Brook Close in Borehamwood as part of National Older People’s day on October 1.
Organisations including Age UK, Jewish Care, Herts Mind Network, Hertfordshire Adult and Family Learning Service will be giving advice to ensure the elderly are taking advantage of local services.
Councillor Brenda Batten, who has responsibility for older people, said: “Older People’s Day is all about bringing older and younger people together to create mutual respect and better understanding.
“People are living longer these days and nearly a quarter of the population will be aged 65 and over by 2035 so we really need to make sure the older generation is looked after and catered for.
“Too often older people are disregarded in society so this event is not only a celebration of what they contribute, but it will also help us challenge and tackle the negative attitudes that can exist about them.
“It is also an opportunity for us to ensure that we are doing all we can for older people in Hertsmere and that they are getting the most out of life."
For more information about Older People's Day visit www.olderpeoplesday.co.uk or call the council on 020 8207 7801.
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