Oxford Older People's Day Full of Life event

organisers standing in front of pull up banners at the event

Oxford Brookes celebrates UN International Day of Older Persons with impactful Healthy Ageing initiatives and engaging community connections.

We were delighted to attend this excellent annual event once more to help celebrate UN International Day of Older Persons. Organised by Oxford 50+, it was a great opportunity for Healthy Ageing and Care Network Chair Jason Danely and Network Lead Ben Spencer to meet a wide range of people and get many more sign ups to our external partner network. It was an excellent opportunity to share the Healthy Ageing and Care work at Brookes with Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East and Councillor Lubna Arshad, Lord Mayor of Oxford. We were joined by colleagues from Brookes Service Users and Caregivers Group  who talked to visitors about how people involved in this initiative provide invaluable help in training health and social workers and developing our courses at Oxford Brookes.

Oxford Brookes Business School students also ran a hugely popular Digital Workshop where visitors could drop in with their devices and questions. Weekly digital classes run by this group are restarting in October, at the Headington Campus, for more details contact healthyageing@brookes.ac.uk.