Mid Sussex Older People’s Council celebrated their golden years

Mid Sussex Older People's Council hosted their event 'Celebrating the Golden Years' SUS-180823-092447001
Mid Sussex Older People's Council hosted their event 'Celebrating the Golden Years' SUS-180823-092447001

Mid Sussex Older People’s Council has celebrated the golden years at St. John’s Church in Burgess Hill.

All over 60’s were invited to enjoy the free entertainment and lunch provided by the Spire Café at the church as part of the Burgess Hill Festival.

Mid Sussex Older People's Council hosted their event 'Celebrating the Golden Years' SUS-180823-092557001

Mid Sussex Older People's Council hosted their event 'Celebrating the Golden Years' SUS-180823-092557001

The event named, ‘Celebrating the Golden Years’ saw many talented performers put on a good show for the many visitors.

Tania Rodd, sung some 50’s and 60’s classics, including ‘Bobby’s Girl’ and ‘Lipstick on Your Collar’. Burgess Hill School for Girls provided some beautiful instrumental entertainment.

As well as a range of entertainment, the attendees could try their hand at some crafts. There was a chance to pot your own plant to take home, and the Fire Brigade were there to provide help and advice, along with Natwest Bank offering advice on prevention of frauds and scams.

A spokesman from Natwest bank said: “It’s been a great event, and we have been able to talk to many older people today about preventing banking and other types of fraud. The key thing now is that these people can spread the word to their friends.”

There was computer skills assistance offered by a regular group who meet at the Spire cafe. They were on hand to give advice on using the internet as well as other technical queries.

Talented local artist Jane Reid had a stall selling her books and artwork on Lindfield, Burgess Hill and other local villages.

The Forget-me-not Dementia Cafe who meet fortnightly from 2-4pm on a Monday assisted with the event and made the visitors feel at home.

The I.T. group offer one to one computer help as a drop in service every Thursday morning from 11am to 1pm at the Spire Cafe.

MSOPC is a charity which aims to help combat loneliness and isolation amongst older people and be a voice for the older person to the authorities and decision makers.