International Day of Older People is celebrated worldwide on the 1 October each year.
Leeds Older People’s Forum supports the Day by stretching the celebration out over a week to allow organisations to hold events to celebrate the contribution that older people make to the city. Here is the link to the calendar of community events in Leeds.
Leeds Museum are covering the map of Leeds with forget-me-nots made by the people of Leeds, from 26th September until Sunday 1st October. They hope to raise awareness of dementia, as Leeds becomes a Dementia Friendly Community. The forget-me-not flower symbolises faithful love and memories. It was chosen for this reason to be the emblem of Dementia Friends, An Alzheimer’s Society Initiative. On Sunday 1st October, on the last day of our Forget-Me-Not installation, there will be poetry readings from a poetry competition Growing Older, choir performances, object handling, tea and cake. Giving Voice choir will be performing. They are an inclusive choir for all adults with neurological conditions and their carers currently funded by Leeds Community Healthcare charity.