A free event aimed at showcasing services for older people in being staged in Wroughton by care home provider Bluebird Care Swindon, mobility support company Wroughton Mobility Store Ltd and housing provider, the Aster Group.
The event on 1 October at Ellendene Community Centre, Wroughton, will be a chance for older people living in the area, and their family and friends, to find out about what services are on offer to help them to stay safe, secure, healthy and independent in their own homes.
Running from 10.30am-2.30pm, it will feature stalls and displays from a number of organisations, all of which support older people, ensuring they can make the most of later years.
Ben Curtis, Director of Bluebird Care Swindon, which looks after over 100 people in their own homes, said:
“Over 65 year olds play an important part in our society. Not only have they contributed in previous years to the development of civic life but they also add greatly to the economy and give hundreds of hours of voluntary time to community groups.
“We rely heavily on older people for all they do, often providing care for loved ones; spouses, siblings, or nonagenarian parents, not to mention the support they give by helping out with grandchildren.”
Organisations taking part include Healthwatch Swindon, Bluebird Care Swindon, CAB Swindon, the Alzheimer’s Society, the Aster Group, Age UK Wiltshire, Swindon Seniors Forum, Akcess CIC, Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors, the Wroughton Mobility Store, MHA Live at Home, the British Red Cross Support at Home Service, Prospect Hospice, Swindon Volunteer Centre, Swindon Circles, the Swindon Libraries and Information Service, Swindon Town FC Football in the Community, Swindon Talking Newspapers, Royal Voluntary Service Home from Home Service and the U3A to name just a few.
In addition to the many stalls, visitors will be able to relax and enjoy music from local choir the Ellendene Entertainers. Tea, coffee, and cakes will be provided by Bluebird Care staff and volunteers.
The Health and Wellbeing Ambassadors will also be offering a free health check for anyone aged 40-75 years.
The event will be opened by Robert Buckland, MP Swindon South at 10.45am.
Ben added: “Too often, older members of our society feel isolated with no one to talk to. Part of the job our care workers do includes spending time with people, keeping them company, and giving them a helping hand around the house.
“Our free event will give older people a chance to meet others in similar situations and make new friends. Also they will be able to discover the array of organisations we have in our area who are there to help.”
The event will be held at Ellendene Community Centre, 5 Barrett Way, Wroughton, Wiltshire, SN4 9LW between 10.30am and 2.30pm.
For more information, contact Bluebird Care Swindon on 01793 239498 or email firstname.lastname@example.org