Welwyn Garden City centre celebrates Older People’s Day with 1950s event

PUBLISHED: 16:19 28 September 2011 | UPDATED: 17:13 28 September 2011


A DAY centre will be stepping back in time with a 1950’s themed event tomorrow (Thursday) to celebrate UK Older People’s Day.

Douglas Tilbe House older People’s Day

10am - 12pm Information and advice stands

11am - 12pm Nutrition advice and allergy testing

11am - Free Zumba Taster class

Noon - Lunch

1pm - 1.45pm Buddy Holly Tribute first set

2pm - 2.45pm Buddy Holly second set

Finishing with refreshments and raffle

Staff at Douglas Tilbe House in Hall Grove, WGC, will be dressed in full circle skirts and blouson jackets, as they serve visitors old-fashioned milkshakes as part of fun-packed programme of events.

Vinyl records will also be on sale, and anyone attending will be given a free goodie bag.

Meanwhile Age UK Hertfordshire, which manages the centre, will have a number of stands offering information, advice and support to older people throughout the county.

Hertfordshire Constabulary will be on hand to provide advice on how people can keep safe in their homes, while Hertfordshire Action on Disability will have details of the latest mobility aids.

Also at the event will be solicitors Longmores and nutritionist consultant Judy Watson, who will be testing people for allergies and giving advice on healthy eating from 11am to 12pm.

Dance in Herts will be giving a free Zumba taster class at 11am, while Buddy Holly tribute act Spencer J will close proceedings with a two-set performance of the rock ‘n’ roll icon’s back catalogue. Tickets to the Buddy Holly Tribute cost £6.50 and include a two course meal.

For more information about the event call centre supervisor Sue Williams on 01707 334564.

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