Time of your life goes green

As older residents flock to Hammersmith Town Hall

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Hundreds of older residents flocked to Hammersmith town hall last week for the eighth annual 'time of your life' event.

This year's celebrations, which were predominantly aimed at residents aged 50 plus, had a distinctly green feel.

New to the popular line up were recycling workshops, rickshaw rides around King Street and a fashion show with entirely recycled clothes.

Local resident Pat Oldman, 80, was involved in planning this year's event and says, "A lot of younger people don't realise how green older people can be. We really care about the environment and want people to stop polluting the planet. That's why time of your life went green, I recycle, as do a lot of my friends, so as well as all the usual fun this year's event had a very serious green message."

The enormously popular event attracted more than 700 visitors and promoted the environmentally friendly message as well as healthier, active ageing through a host of fun activities.

Hammersmith & Fulham mayor, Cllr Minnie Scott Russell, says, "By helping us to plan and run the event, older people themselves make sure that what is on offer is what people want, providing vital information in a fun, relaxed and informal way."

Visitors to the packed town hall enjoyed a mix of vibrant entertainment and refreshments as well as a range of information stalls from housing to health, to home safety and the internet. And there were even more new activities on offer including Dr Bike's surgery.

October 17, 2006