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National Older Peoples Day 

Since 1990, the United Nations has recognised a day to celebrate older people in our society.

The date is always 1st October, and as the Inspired People’s Project and now Inspired Taskforce, we have always celebrated the day with an event to highlight the contribution made by older people.

We are fortunate to have older people around us, whether they’re family, friends, or just general acquaintances. Older people are fonts of wisdom, experience, and storytelling.

Older people have time for each other, for their grandchildren, for volunteering, for travelling, for learning new hobbies, for campaigning against injustices and for making new friendships. Our society is richer for their presence.

 

We'll provide the activities and all of the fun for many years to come
So lets celebrate National Older People's Day together!
All of our NOPD stories, pictures and videos are all below.

 

NOPD 2023

We celebrated National Older People’s Day on Tuesday! It was beautiful how we all got together to organise and set up such a wonderful event to celebrate such a special date with our members🧡

The theme of the celebration for 2023 is “Fulfilling the Promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Older Persons: Across Generations”. This theme is one of the most important ones we have raised in the past few years, and have continue to spread its awareness and taken action into developing activities and services that support them.

A great big thank you to Doris Cross’ family for attending in her place, Doris was looking forward to this event and sadly she passed away earlier this year.

We hope you all enjoyed the event and thank you everyone for make this event super fab! ⭐️🎉

NOPD 2022

We celebrated National Older People’s Day on Saturday 1st October to recognise, acknowledge and appreciate the contributions that older people have in our community 🥇💛

Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying them 🫶🏻Older people are full of wisdom, experiences and are an inspiration to all of us. That is why the Inspire Taskforce opened its doors as a project that has developed over the years as a social and well-being support group to older people. We are more than an organisation, we are a family💛

Saturday was simply a perfect day with our family 😊💛. We started our celebration with live music from GED, then we had a circus skills showcase by Danielle de la Wonk, followed by our service users circus performance and we ended with a dance and live music from Silhouette Band 💖💛

NOPD 2021

We're back!

We were over at the Klondyke for this NOPD this year.

We all had a great time with fantastic live music from Silhouette Band which we all danced and sang along to!

Take a look at us singing Que sera, sera.

Roy also took part in hosting one of his famous quizzes. 

NOPD 2020

In 2020 we want to recognise and speak out against the huge (and unnecessary) death toll that COVID-19 has had on our older population, and also recognise the on-going stress and strain on older people’s lives as they ‘shield’ themselves and stay withdrawn from society to protect their health.

It has been especially hard on those older people without family support or where their families live at a distance. Luckily many of the good people of Levenshulme and Gorton have supported their older neighbours and jumped in with offers of shopping, conversations over the fence or donated to our appeals to provide services such as the Meal Buddies on Wheels and Phone-A-Friend. We thank you for every act of kindness, however small – it meant a lot.

In 2020 we are unable to be together in person, so we have put together some pictures and videos from our previous four years celebrations. We hope you enjoy the selection and the memories it will provoke of happier times.

NOPD 2019

We did what we like to do best, which is parrrrrrteeeee and have lots of fun.

Our regular musical accompaniments, Mick and Tim performed as the Artful Codgers and had the whole room rocking and rolling along to their great songs and hits of the 60’s.

Bring on next summer when we can get them back.

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NOPD 2018

We held a second Levy’s Own Talent Show, as we’d enjoyed the first one the previous year so much. This year was also the one where there was a surprise appearance from Kate, Geraldine and Lou performing Tina Turner’s ‘Simply the Best’ dressed up in red, yellow and silver wigs. Unfortunately, we are still looking for the full video of that episode, but as soon as we find it – it will be on here too. In the meantime, here are a selection of other performances from the event.

NOPD 2017

This was the first year we ran a Talent Show for all our budding amateur performers.

The first video is Linda Maskell-Glynn regaling us with her poems about cats.

 

The second is the very first performance of our ladies singing together - who went on to form Inspire the Choir - here they sing "Que Sera Sera"

The third video is of our beloved Geraldine!

NOPD 2016

This Year we welcomed the local Comedian Barbara Nice, from Stockport. She came on the 192 bus and made us all laugh with her funny observations about daily life. And then she made us all sing!

Please click on the short video to see us singing together!

All of our over 50’s activities are located in South Manchester,
Levenshulme, Longsight, Gorton and are easily accessible by bus.

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