Positive Ageing Week
This year Age Action celebrates 13 years of Positive Ageing Week and both young and old coming out in force in their towns and communities to celebrate ageing in a positive light.
Positive Ageing Week over the last number of years has expanded rapidly due to the enthusiasm of older people and their communities who have embraced the idea and made it their own.
For more information on positive aging week events please see:
Meet the Docents!
Coffee Morning at the Hunt Museum
Tuesday the 1st of Oct 11am – 12pm
As part of Positive Ageing Week the museum is hosting a coffee morning where people can learn more about our Docent Program.
Docents are museum volunteers who give a few hours of their time to the museum each week. Incoming docents take part in a training programme, attend lectures and go on field trips in exchange for volunteering their time in the museum.
Who should become a Docent? If you enjoy learning and sharing knowledge and have good communication and customer service skills, The Docent Programme may be of you! Experienced Docents lead tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions, deliver schools programmes and carry out research projects.
Docents also enjoy discounts on The Hunt Museum’s Academic Programme, the Museum Gift Shop and Café.
This morning will be an opportunity to come and speak with Docents already on the program and to see if it might be for you!
This event will be followed by a free tour of the collection.
Bee Mindful: An Introduction to Bee Keeping
9th Oct, 1pm
Ger McCoy from the Hunt Museum will give a talk about his experience of setting up the Bee Loud Glade here at the museum. Beekeeping is a great way to stay active and is beneficial to the environment. This talk will give an introduction into what is involved is setting up your own hive.