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Welcome to Cambridgeshire Celebrates Age, which aims to promote the well-being and improve the quality of life of older people throughout the county.

For the past 14 years we have done this by producing an annual events programme and local listings which all pulled together events and activities based on:

  • promoting active living to keep fit and healthy
  • reducing social isolation, trying to reach those most vulnerable
  • promoting intergenerational work between older and younger people
  • challenging age discrimination
  • showing and valuing what older people do and achieve
  • having fun!

Over the years we have adapted what we do to reflect the capacity of the wide range of organisations and volunteers that work hard to provide events and activities. In 2017 we didn't have an October events programme which listed events in October around the International Day of Older People on 1st October, but did have local listings which covered the whole of Cambridgeshire.

Changes in 2018

This year we have only produced updated local listings for Cambridge City. This is due to the lack of funding to cover the whole County and the capacity of the long-serving group of volunteers and representatives of older people's organisations that make up our Steering Committee.

We recognise that this is a disappointment for the many older people and older people's support organisations who have found these listings of regular events helpful and for many, invaluable.

From our work over the years we know that many of the events listed continue at the same time and place every year. So we have retained the 2017 local listings for South Cambridgeshire and East Cambs/Fenland/ Huntingdonshire as easily accessible tabs on this site. All events have contact details so you can check if they are still happening and explore whether new events are taking place.

We know that our work over the years has encouraged and inspired many organisations to increase their activities for older people. So there are plenty of ways to continue to Celebrate Age!