Celebrating growing old

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THEY may be senior citizens – but a group of pensioners had the chance to act their shoe size rather than their age at a Big Kids’ Day out.

The event at RSPB Old Moor, which involved the chance to take part in pond dipping for insects and a nature walk, was attended by 24 people as part of a programme to mark UK Older People’s Day, organised by Barnsley housing management firm, Berneslai Homes.

Margaret Allington, a resident of Heather Court sheltered housing, Bolton upon Dearne, said: “We had a great day out.”

Residents at Glebe Court sheltered scheme, Tankersley, enjoyed a day of activities, including a visit from artist Hayley Youell, one of the Olympic Torch bearers.