Showcase of services to help older people

Hands on a walking stick Published Wednesday, 7th September 2016

Event to showcase services for older people is back in the Wyre Forest this September

Worcestershire County Council together with Wyre Forest District Council and Age UK are once again hosting their annual event to showcase the range of services available to older people in the area. 

Now in its eleventh year, the Showcase of Services for Older People is taking place at Kidderminster Town Hall, between 9.30am and 1.30pm on Thursday September 22, 2016. 

It offers the chance for carers, family members and older people to find out more information about the local organisations, services and activities available to them in their local area conveniently all in one place at the same time. 

There will be a range of organisations providing information and advice on the day, including Diabetes UK, Community Safety and the Police, Worcestershire Association of Carers and many more.   The Alzheimer’s Society, will be able to provide information on dementia and dementia friendly communities, and Wyre Forest Dial a Ride will be providing information on local transport options available.

This year, working closely with Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest, there will be electric blanket testing available and also a reminiscence area with items from the 1960s for people to come along and view.  This is an area which will display houseful objects and furniture from the past including a record player, television and lounge furniture as well as magazines and memorabilia to help people reminisce and reconnect with their past.

Cllr John Smith Cabinet Member for Health and Well-being said: "This event is always well received and is well supported by people attending, as well as local organisations exhibiting their services and providing information to older people.

"We encourage older people as well as their carers and family members to come along and see what's available, as these services can often have a significant and positive impact on their lives."

More information on the event can be found on WFDC’s website at http://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/community-wellbeing-and-environment/wellbeing/services-for-older-people/showcase-of-services-for-older-people.aspx

Or by contacting Rachel Cockayne: Rachel.cockayne@wyreforestdc.gov.uk , 01562 732576

To book an appointment for electric blanket testing, call 01562 827788.