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Age No Barrier Week - 20th-26th June 2009

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Wiltshire & Swindon Users Network, Age Concern Wiltshire and Age Concern Salisbury District, in association with Wiltshire County Council and NHS Wiltshire, are organising an ‘Age No Barrier’ week, across Wiltshire, to take place between Saturday 20th June and Friday 26th June 2009. We invite your organisation to participate, by asking you to arrange an event, at some time during that week. The objectives of ‘Age No Barrier’ week are to raise the profile of older people across the county; to celebrate the contribution older people make to their communities and to recognise that age is no barrier for people to come together to make a positive contribution to their community. It will also provide an opportunity for different age groups to use their skills and knowledge in such a way that they learn, enjoy and benefit from one another.

To meet these objectives, the organisers are hoping for support from Town Councils, Parish Councils, Housing Associations, Schools, Libraries, Leisure Services and other groups within the local community. It is hoped that each different group will sponsor and organise an event, in their locality, during the ‘Age No Barrier’ week. The event can take any number of forms. It can be for older people, by older people, or an “across the generations” event. The size and nature of the event will be left to the individual group to decide. The organisers will help with publicity and could offer suggestions on the kind of events that might be arranged, but insurance and health and safety requirements must be met by the group staging the event.

We do hope that you will become involved in this very special week for older people. We would ask that you let us know by Thursday 30th April 2009, what the event will be, so that it can be publicised in an Events Calendar and given a high profile. It is anticipated that events will be publicised through the local press, on the internet and via other local media.

contact : Nick Crane
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