International Day of Older Persons 2019 Leeds Community Events

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International Day of Older Persons 2019 Leeds Community Events

Each year, since 1998, Leeds has celebrated the International Day of Older Persons  which is on 1st October

In Leeds celebrations extend beyond 1 October, usually for around a week, with a series of community events that are inclusive of all communities and recognise the contribution older people make to the city of Leeds.

A number of different events based on this year’s theme: ‘Age Friendly Leeds’ will take place between 30 September and 7 October and a calendar has been produced  to inform people about some of the brilliant community events which are taking place in Leeds.

They are all for older people, some aimed at the general public, others are only for members of the host organisation. Several events have an inter-generational aspect.

You can download the calendar on the Leeds Older People’s Forum website. All the events listed in the calendar received a grant from IDOP Leeds.

Some events haven’t yet confirmed their dates but the calendar will be updated regularly whenever dates, times and venues are confirmed.

There are also contact details for the event organisers should you wish to contact them directly.

The events showcase the wide variety of organisations in Leeds which work with older people and the innovative work that they do as well as the partnership working (including cross-sector) that Leeds does so well.

The Aim of IDOP

The aim of IDOP Leeds is to ensure that the City of Leeds promotes and celebrates the International Day of Older Persons and promotes the values of:

  • a positive view of old age
  • older people being enabled to lead active healthy and involved lives as citizens of the city
  • full participation of older people in the decisions and processes which affect their lives
  • challenging the barriers faced by older people to independence, inclusion and equality
  • older people being treated with respect and dignity at all times

IDOP Leeds is organised by Leeds Older Peoples Forum with the support of Leeds City Council Public Health, Leeds City Council Adult & Health Equality and Diversity, Leeds City Council Museums & Galleries, Leeds City Council Libraries and Information Service and older people themselves.

For more information about the International Day of Older Persons 2019 please contact Sean Tunnicliffe, Leeds Older People’s Forum (0113 244 1697) or

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2019-09-16T14:46:12+00:00 6th September 2019|0 Comments

About the Author:

Sean Tunnicliffe
Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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