Anchor’s Sandyford Park retirement housing scheme in Newcastle organised a range of activities to mark International Older People’s Day this October.
Staff were keen to demonstrate the contribution that older people have made to the local community and were able to raise a staggering £744.53 for charities Contact the Elderly and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The fun filled week featured a range of interesting food themed activities including a bring and buy sale coffee morning, a special soup lunch and pie and pea supper.
For many tenants the highlight of the week was a sponsored walk around local beauty spot Jesmond Dene.
Sandyford Park Manager Glynis Fielding said: “We know the older people we work with had and continue to have a positive impact on community life in Newcastle. We were therefore keen to mark International Older People’s Day which is a celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to society.
“Activities are a major part of life at Sandyford Park because it helps boosts our tenants mental and physical well-being and, of course, it’s fun!”