Ageing Better Festival

On Wednesday 29 th September at the Town Hall Crypt, Middlesbrough, Ageing Better Middlesbrough launched the start of month-long Festival of Ageing Better.

During the month there are a variety of face to face events on offer to give people the opportunity to get out and about in the community again after lockdown restrictions eased.  This first event was a brilliant success with 90 members in attendance, a variety of local stalls from different local groups and organisations showcasing their activities.

The Hope Foundation’s Digital Device Library and furbdit were both there, alongside many other great organisations and projects such as Men’s TOFF Club, RNIB, Play list for Life and the Unicorn Centre.

The event was presented by Brian Rowcroft, from Dementia Friendly Middlesbrough, who introduced various Keynote Speakers from Public Health, Age Friendly Middlesbrough and ABMAG, also the Donette’s provided great entertainment throughout the day.

The members were invited to join in a fun chair-based exercise activity and we were thrilled to see all members participated, even the stall holders and staff joined in, and thoroughly enjoyed it. A fabulous day with a great lunch and good company.