Hart District Council had three short films created and funded local events to celebrate UK Older People’s Day on 1 October 2016.
Every year the 1 October is used to mark a national and international celebration of the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society. Almost 1 in 5 Hart residents are aged 65 and over but the films show that age is really just a number.
The film project is a collaboration between Hart District Council and local film-maker John Sutton from Clearwater Photography, with support from Hart Volunteer Centre. You can watch the films by visiting www.hart.gov.uk/full-of-life.
Cllr Anne Crampton, Portfolio Holder for Community Wellbeing at Hart District Council said “The films give a flavour of some of the ways older residents are giving their time and sharing their knowledge and skills with others. In doing so they’re also keeping active, staying connected and continuing to learn, which is helping them to stay happy and well.”
The films showcase 3 themes, Connect, Keep learning, and Be active, which are part of the Five Ways to Wellbeing, a set of simple evidence-based actions individuals can take to promote their wellbeing.
Liz Glenn, Health and Policy Officer at Hart District Council said “We’re really grateful to everyone who contributed to creating these films. We hope they will encourage people to think about the wealth of skills and experiences older people bring to our society, and inspire people of all ages to try something new.”
Alongside creating these films, Hart District Council supported a range of local community events including a celebratory lunch in Crondall, a tea party in Odiham and a creative workshop and information day in Yateley.
For more information about volunteering or getting involved in your community please contact Hart Volunteer Centre via telephone 01252 627070 or pop in to the Hart Volunteer Centre, First Floor, Hart Shopping Centre, Fleet between 10am and 3pm Monday – Thursday.
You can also visit their website at www.hartvolaction.org.uk/volunteer-centre.php.
If you are looking for information about care, support and activities to help you stay independent, safe and well visit www.hart.gov.uk/health-wellbeing.
This service provides short term support over one or two home visits to help older people find out about local activities and services. They can also provide general information on other aspects of living independently including health and wellbeing and day care.
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