Hanover Housing Association, an official partner to Older People’s Day on 1 October is celebrating with its own ‘Common-Well Games’ — a series of activities and events at Hanover estates up and down the country.
Events already planned by Hanover residents and staff, along with local community and voluntary organisations, include: a dance competition, Tai Chi classes and fitness fun and games, including armchair exercise classes.
There will also be an arts-and-crafts class led by Hanover’s oldest resident, 106-year-old Lillian Twinley at Harp House in Barking.
Andrew Humphreys, community links manager at Hanover says: “At Hanover, we celebrate the positive benefits of an active lifestyle in later years every single day. Older People’s Day affords all involved in the later years agenda an opportunity to demonstrate the contribution that older people make to and with their local communities — across the age spectrum.
“Hanover is delighted to be an official partner to the Department for Work & Pensions’ ‘Full of Life’ campaign — and it’s great to be able to full celebrate this with our local community partners at our ‘Common-Well Games’. Let the Games begin!”