Falkirk Older People’s Day: How to get involved

An alliance of local charities and community groups will host Falkirk’s annual Older People’s Day, combating social isolation and hosting an event in the Howgate next Tuesday (25 October).

The annual event, organised by Falkirk Older Peoples Network, Solicitors for Older People Scotland and Falkirk Delivers, celebrates older people and the opportunities that a longer life brings to individuals, families, and society.

David Paterson, Chair, Falkirk Older People’s Network, said: “Our later years provide the chance to pursue new activities, whether they be long-neglected passions or new ventures entirely.

“But finding these opportunities can be tricky, which is why Falkirk’s Older People’s Day seeks to bring the community together to help everyone access advice, support, and meet new people.”

Falkirk’s Older People’s Network brings together a range of local organisations, working year-round to help people make the most of later life, access support, and promote the options available to anyone planning for their future.

More than 20 organisations will be available on the day offering advice, support, and a friendly face, including the Royal National Institute of Blind People, Royal Voluntary Service, University of the Third Age, Scottish Seniors Computer Clubs, Strathcarron Hospice, Police Scotland, and Fire Scotland.

Anyone interested in learning more about support or activities available in the local area, or just meeting new people, can come along to the event between 10am – 2pm in the Go Youth unit (the old Debenhams) in the Howgate Shopping Centre.

An accessible exercise class, suitable for all abilities, will run at 1.15pm.

Keep in touch

To keep up to date with Falkirk Older People’s Network, you can follow their Facebook page, Falkirk OPN.