VIDEO: Active celebration for Sheffield’s young at heart

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Hundreds of Sheffield folk proved you are never too old to be young at heart during a special event at the Cutler’s Hall.

The city’s annual Older People’s Day threw open its doors to anyone aged over 50.

Cutler's Hall Women of Steel event - Dorothy Slingsby with the statue miniature

Cutler's Hall Women of Steel event - Dorothy Slingsby with the statue miniature

The aim was to celebrate the achievements and contributions that Sheffield’s more elderly residents make to the city.

The theme was Five Ways of Wellbeing and some of the Women of Steel were there to share their stories from the past.

There was live music and ‘chairobics’ as well as the launch of the council’s Young at Heart project, which aims to increase the amount of activities at its sheltered housing. Women of Steel Dorothy Slingsby and Ruby Gascoigne were also raising the profile of the campaign for a statue to honour the women who kept the foundries going during both wars. Dorothy said: “It has been a lovely day. It was a chance to find out more about the services available to older people.”