I have been advised of the information below. One of the events is being run by OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality) and one by Otley Action for Older People which are connected to residents in Adel & Wharfedale Ward. These are:

Older People’s Action in the Locality (OPAL) – Sunflower Gardening

Club Celebration Event

The event will be a celebration event for OPAL members, volunteers and the local community who have helped set up the gardening group at the Welcome In Community Centre. The event will be used to promote the contribution of older people to the project.

Who the event is for: Local community and for people of all ages.

Venue: Welcome In Community Centre, 55 Bedford Drive. LS16 6DJ | time tbc

Contact: Ailsa Rhodes | | 261 9103

Otley Action for Older People – The Big Consultation Event

Otley Action is looking to the future and wants to develop services that meet the needs of older people. This event will provide an opportunity for people to have a voice in a safe and friendly environment.

Who the event is for: Older people, members of the public and other stakeholders will

be invited to have their say.

Venue: The Over 60s Welfare Centre, Otley, LS21 3AA | time tbc

Contact: Sue Trainor | | 01943 463 96

“International Day of Older Persons 2019 Leeds Community Events

Dear Councillor

Each year, since 1998, Leeds has celebrated the International Day of Older Persons (1st October) and I am contacting you to let you know about some of the brilliant community events which are taking place in Leeds to celebrate IDOP 2019.

In Leeds celebrations extend beyond 1 October, usually for around a week, with a series of community events that are inclusive of all communities and recognise the contribution older people make to the city of Leeds.

A number of different events based on this year’s theme: ‘Age Friendly Leeds’ will take place between 30 September and 7 October.

They are all for older people, some aimed at the general public, others are only for members of the host organisation. Several events have an inter-generational aspect.

Some events haven’t yet confirmed their dates but the calendar will be updated regularly whenever dates, times and venues are confirmed. It is available online at:  

There are also contact details for the event organisers should you wish to contact them directly.

The events showcase the wide variety of organisations in Leeds which work with older people and the innovative work that they do as well as the partnership working (including cross-sector) that Leeds does so well.

If you know of any IDOP events happening in your ward which aren’t in the calendar please let me know the details and I will be happy to add them.

If you have any questions about International Day of Older Persons 2019 please ask me

IDOP Leeds is organised by Leeds Older Peoples Forum with the support Leeds City Council Public Health, Leeds City Council Adult & Health Equality and Diversity, Leeds City Council Museums & Galleries, Leeds City Council Libraries and Information Service and older people themselves.