Celebrating Age


Celebrating Age is a week-long festival celebrating the achievements and aspirations of older people in Telford and Wrekin. The first festival took place 2nd – 6th October 2017, and we plan to make it an annual event.

From painting to walking football, from computer groups to communal singing – we are involving groups of all types in a full week programme of events, workshops and taster sessions highlighting the rich diversity of activities available to older people across the borough:  a celebration of everything older people make, create and participate in.

Several groups came forward to participate in the programme this year. Some themed their regular meeting around celebrating the achievements and interests of older people, others held a taster workshop or special event specifically focussed on older people’s participation.

We also held a full day event with lots of workshops and have a go activities taking place throughout the day, on Monday 2nd October at The Place, Oakengates.

For more information please use the Contact Us  form or phone Lynne Carney at the Senior Citizens Forum on 07552 975676 or Diane Douglas at Age UK STW on 01952 201803.


This Festival is being coordinated through a partnership between Telford and Wrekin Senior Citizens Forum, Age UK Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Telford and Wrekin Council and Wrekin Housing Trust.

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