The Older People’s Festival 2017 | Homewise

It’s that exciting time of year again, the Older People’s Festival (OPF) is back in town. The Brighton & Hove festival will run for two weeks across the city from 25th September – 8th October 2017, come along and try new things!

With activities to “inspire, excite and motivate”, the Older People’s Festival is a chance to discover new opportunities and learn new skills.

In 2016, the festival launched and hosted 65 events, in 29 venues with over 2,500 older people attending, many trying something for the first time.

They’re back again with the aim to celebrate the achievements and contributions of older people, and tackle outdated stereotypes and attitudes. Following on from last years’ success, this year’s theme is Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents - Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.

Celebrations and events run across the city beginning Monday 25th September, from the popular fair at the Open Market fair to digital workshops and drumming circles, there’s sure to be something for everyone.


Open Market Brighton 2016 

Run by Impact Initiatives, the festival’s events will “bring people together to try something new, meet others and participate in city life.” The hope is that this will “lead to many being active for longer and create some great memories and sparks of inspiration”.

Impact Initiatives “support people of all ages to live healthy and fulfilling lives”. The organisation was established over 35 years ago and aims to “give individuals and communities the support they need to improve their quality of life and feel a part of a wider community.


Older People's Festival Brighton 

Homewise are proud partners of this year’s Older People’s Festival, members of our friendly team will be there offering FREE property consultations too!

We’re running the Homewise Helpdesk at the Hop 50+ community café on Palmeira Square, with drop-in and advance bookings available. We’ll help you search online for your dream home, and calculate potential discounts you could receive on your next property.

Take advantage of our expert knowledge, join us on Monday 25th September, Tuesday 26th September and Wednesday 4th October, one-to-one appointments available between 12:00 - 4:30pm. Book your spot today!

Call 0808 164 0171

Impact Initiatives are excited finalists in this year’s Brighton & Hove Business Awards for Best Event in the City! Don’t miss out - check the OPF Facebook page for event listings.