Bishop Auckland College – Older Peoples Day
On 1 October Bishop Auckland College once again opened the doors of its Ambition Restaurant to host the monthly lunch club and also to celebrate National Older People’s Day.
Older People’s Day is on 1st October every year to coincide with the UN International Day of Older Persons. The main aim for the day is to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and the economy. Older People’s Day supports the campaign to challenge negative attitudes and outdated stereotypes.
In the spirit of the day the Health and Social Care students decorated the restaurant and greeted each older person at the college door to guide them through to the restaurant. The Catering students had worked hard all morning to cook a marvellous carvery with pork, turkey and all the trimmings. This was followed by a very chocolaty profiterole dessert.
After lunch the older people had the chance to share their board game skills with the younger generation. There were lively games of Dominos, Connect Four and Beetle Drive. This culminated in a nerve-wracking game of Draughts, where the older people were able pass on plenty of strategic tips to the students on how to beat the opponent.
Everyone had a lovely afternoon and is looking forward to the next month’s lunch and activities.