Six new things to try at the York 50+ Festival 2014

mix-six-logo-rightWith 130 events lined up for the York 50+ Festival – which runs from September 27 to October 5 – there really is something for everybody. Here organiser Sue Lister picks out a few of the attractions new for this year

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Best foot forward into the 50+ festival

1. Try your hand at sailing

york-50-plus-sailingThe York Sailing Club in Bishopthorpe will see you safely prepared for a “tack” down the river.

  Sunday, September 28
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2. Have a free car posture check

york-50-plus-car-postureDealing with aches and pains? Can’t get comfy in your car seat?

Learn how to set up your car seat to suit you better at Chiropractic Plus in Haxby or Pocklington.

  Meet them at the 50+ Information Fair on Saturday, September 27
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3. Love your body, boogie your belly

york-50-plus-bellydanceExplore with Christine Bailey how your thoughts and feelings affect your body and your weight and then have a go at bellydancing with Larissa! Learn to shimmy, dance to the grooves and leave smiling.

  Saturday, September 27
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4. Dementia and me

york-50-plus-dementiaAn image theatre presentation by the Real People Theatre Company offering a springboard for discussion – a chance to share experiences, hopes and fears, and ways of dealing with this disease in a positive manner. Part of the dementia friendly community initiative.

  Sunday, September 28
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5. Dance the night away

york-50-plus-danceEnjoy modern, old time, sequence and rock & roll dances with the Modernaires Dance Orchestra at the Tramways Club.

  Thursday, October 2
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6. Try before you buy

york-50-plus-ipadExplore Libraries are offering all kinds of computer support including drops-ins to experiment with tablet computers such as iPad, Galaxy Tab, Tesco Hudl and Nexus as well as e-readers such as Kindle Kobo and Nook. Now is your chance to get to grips with the digital age!

  Various times
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  The York 50+ Festival runs from Saturday, September 27 to Sunday, October 5. Programmes available at libraries, community centres, city centre outlets and the Quaker Meeting House in Friargate

  All the 50+ festival events in our What’s On guide

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