A brand new guide featuring activities and events for older people is now available in Leeds.
The free guide has been put together by Leeds Older Peoples Forum, supported by Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds, and aims to raise awareness of all the good things that are going on around the city that could be of interest to older people, their communities, friends and families.
The guide can be picked up from local libraries, health centres, museums and community centres and is packed full of topical stories and details of events. Contributions are welcome from the public for future editions, which are expected to be quarterly.
Councillor Peter Harrand, executive board member with responsibility for adult social services said:
"A full and active lifestyle is one of the best ways to prevent illness and improve mental health as people get older. This new guide is a great way of letting people know about all of the activities and events taking place across the city that can help them do just that.
“Many older people are very independent and need little or no support in getting out and about, but for those that do this guide will show them all the different things that they can get involved in within their local communities."
The What’s On Guide will be also be available online at www.opforum.org.uk and www.olderpeopleleeds.info
For media enquiries, please contact;
Claire Macklam, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 395 1578