Older people to be celebrated this week

International Day of Older People to be celebrated across South Leeds

Yesterday (Sunday 1 October 2017) was the International Day of Older Persons and the theme this year is: ‘Diversity of Older People’. All sorts of exciting events will take place across South Leeds this week.


On Tuesday 3 October we will be serving an ‘around the world’ buffet at Nesfield Centre in Belle Isle and there will be a display of work which has been produced by the people who attend the Reminiscence Session which takes place on Friday morning.

On Thursday 5 October we will be at Dewsbury Road URC where a lady from the Hamara Centre will be speaking about different religions and she will be demonstrating how to wear a sari.

People are invited to attend both sessions if they wish to do so. Why not come in fancy dress i.e. a traditional outfit from another country or wear the colours of a country i.e. red, white and blue.


There will be an International Tea Party from 1:30-3:30pm on Monday 2 October at St Andrew’s Community Centre on Cardinal Road in Beeston. You will have a chance to sample foods from around the world and be entained by local school children singing songs from around the world.

The event is for over 55s, please book your place on (0113) 271 6201.


HEA is hosting a Community Cinema Evening on Thursday 5th October from 5-8pm, screening a light-hearted comedic film called ‘The Intern’ that explores the topic of diversity for older people in a modern world. They will be serving traditional ‘cinema themed’ food at the event free of charge and return transport is available for those who would like this service.

The event is for the whole community. Venue: Ingram Gardens Community Centre, 17 Ingram Gardens, LS11 9SA. Contact: Matthew Springthorpe m.springthorpe@hea-services.org.uk (0113) 245 5553.