At last: Month-long festival of museum trips and tea dances for Merton's 'life begins at 50' generation

John Williams at the launch on Wednesday

John Williams at the launch on Wednesday

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An all-singing all-dancing event kicked off a diverse festival aimed at the over-fifties.

Up to 200 events are planned for the Celebrating Age Festival in September which is run by Age UK Merton and funded by Merton Council.

The launch on Wednesday, August 13 in Wimbledon’s piazza featured singing from the Fusion-Merton Multicultural Group and a Gyrokinesis dance demonstration.

Sarah Foss, festival co-ordinator for Age UK Merton, said; "It is going to be very exciting.

"There are a lot of events and there will be something for everyone.

"Life begins at 50 so let’s get involved and have some fun.

"It’s family friendly but it is funded for the over fifties."

Wimbledon Guardian:

Sarah Hannigan and Helen Parmiter from Merton Volunteer Centre and Clare Gummett a trustee at Age UK Merton.

The Celebrating Age Festival runs from Monday, September 8 to Sunday, September 28 with events including tea dances, museum trips and exercise classes.

For the brochure visit the website or pick one up in libraries, leisure centres and Age UK offices.

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