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Businesses Back York 50+ Festival

Crombie Wilkinson 250614

12:15pm 25th June 2014

York aspires to become an age-friendly and a dementia-friendly city – now is the chance for local businesses to show what they have to contribute to the well-being of older people by putting an event or a promotion into the York 50+ Festival. A festival is a time to have fun and to indulge in taster offers and bargains. It’s a time of increased activity and participation, a time when people discover new possibilities, open new doors, visit new attractions and revisit old favourites.

Businesses large and small could be planning to take part in this 10th anniversary year. It’s a fine opportunity, once a year, for businesses to focus on the ever expanding market of older people. Not only can they promote their goods and services, offer bargains, create tempting activities, attract attention, and show how they can contribute to a good life for older people, but they can   also become community catalysts and help to provide welcoming atmospheres and friendly assistance to anyone in need of a helping hand. Customer service is of the essence. Are you age-friendly? What about dementia-friendly? Here is the chance to show you are.

The 50+ Festival can help to bring customers through your doors. It only needs your creativity to plan how.

Crombie Wilkinson is again a major sponsor and these are some of the businesses who have participated in the York 50+ Festival over the years – not mentioning the hundreds of stands taking part in the Information Fairs!

  • York Theatre Royal
  • Festival of Food & Drink
  • Grand Opera House
  • City Screen
  • Browns of York
  • Gillies Fabrics
  • Signatures
  • Tullivers
  • Ingrams Solicitors
  • Jorvick Viking Centre, DIG, Barley Hall
  • Pat Caulfield Hair & Beauty
  • Fairer World
  • B&Q
  • Barnitts
  • Vision Express
  • Sensu Beauty & Therapies
  • Tranquil Moments
  • Elizabeth Wells
  • Ebor Hearing
  • The Healing Clinic
  • Cooperative Funeral Care
  • MorMusic
  • Computer Start
  • Bannatyne’s Health Club
  • Harrowells Solicitor
  • Quality Solicitors Burn & Company
  • Target Training
  • York Homecare

Thousands of people have celebrated the positives of ageing over the years, with the 50+ Festival bringing together young and old from all walks of life. The programme has grown from 75 events in 2005 to 115 events in 2013. The 50+ Information Fair at the Guildhall overflowed to the Spurriergate Centre last year and All Saints Pavement Church has now offered a home to stallholders offering information and advice to older people. The application form can be found at www.yorkassembly.org.uk/informationfair. The date to remember is Wednesday 10 September.

Why not boost your business and think about putting something in the 3,500 copies of the Festival programme? The deadline this year is 20 July and events forms can be found on the YOPA website at www.yorkassembly.org.uk/festival or by phoning Jean at the YOPA office on 01904 761240.

The door is wide open. How would you like to participate? Just fill in an application form or contact Sue Lister on 01904 488870 to discuss possibilities.

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