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Lots on offer at York's over-50s festival
YORK’S ninth festival for the over 50s will be launched with an Information Fair at the Guildhall and Spurriergate Centre on Thursday.
The event, which runs from 10am to 4pm, will feature 30 stands offering advice, tasters, tips and information on how to be healthy, wealthy and wise.
Stalls will be operated by a variety of charities and societies including Age UK York, York Mind, York Carers Forum, York Osteoporosis Society, the Trefoil Guild, York Blind and Partially Sighted Society, York Wheels, Independent Domestic Abuse Society and the York Carers Forum.
There will also be firms of solicitors, such as Harrowells and Crombie Wilkinson, giving information on issues such as Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney and inheritance planning.
Health products firms, opticians, yoga experts, City of York Council’s Sport and Active Leisure department and the Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre will also have stands.
Festival organisers YOPA, the York Older People’s Assembly, said it had so many organisations wanting to operate stands this year that six will be situated at the Spurriergate Centre, further along Coney Street from the Guildhall.
The main festival begins on Saturday, September 28, when, for nine days, there will be opportunities to sample a wide variety of activities, from stimulating talks and walks to alternative therapies and health matters, shows and films, and sporting activities.
Co-ordinator Sue Lister, said: “There is so much more to share between the generations in this annual festival. The full programme of 115 events is on the web at yorkassembly.org.uk/festival and copies are to be found in libraries, community centres, city centre outlets and the Friends Meeting House in Friargate.”
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