International Day of Older People (IDOP) is today and is celebrated annually in Leeds

“This year’s theme is Age Proud: time to feel good about ageing

This theme is about celebrating ageing and challenging the perception of older age and turning the perceived negatives into positives. It is about raising awareness of the diversity of activity for older people adults across Leeds and supporting the ambition for Leeds to be the Best City to Grow Old In”

COVID-19 has really affected everyone and feeling good about ageing can be harder to imagine as it has had a huge detrimental impact on our wellbeing due to lockdown and shielding. It does feel more important than ever in light of this that we continue to celebrate IDOP in whatever ways we can that are safe and practical. As we didn’t know what the situation was going to be due to COVID-19 in October we looked at offering an online option this time in place of our usual celebrations and gathering together.Last year a large group of us were at the Vue Cinema in Leeds followed by a cuppa and discussion about the film and others we would like to watch.

For safety reasons we have not been able to host another film afternoon in person this year, yet we have been able to resume them online. The last one went well, so for October we have another film evening planned that includes sharing our early evening meal together (virtually) from the comfort of your own home. It is a secret cinema yet we hope you will enjoy the choice (from one of our members), and if not you we would love your suggestions for further film evenings. And there may be a treat delivered beforehand if you let us know you are joining us.

Early Evening Meal and Film (Virtually)  – Wednesday 7th October 2020 @ 5pm

Please email: or call on 07436 530073 if you wish to discuss/ or join us.

ps. If you don’t have zoom I can go through this with you, we may also be able to supply some devices for you if lacking IT devices is a problem (limited numbers on these). We are not the experts and tend to help and share our knowledge with each other and as such we do the best we can given the situation.


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