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An information day focusing on health and social care agencies is to be held at Ramsey Town Hall on Friday, June 27.

There will be 29 agencies ranging from government, third and private sector – including Community Mental Health, Age Isle of Man, Crossroads, Family Library, Manx Utilities, Macular Degeneration, Hospice Isle of Man and Men In Sheds.

Refreshments will be provided by Isle of Man Live At Home Scheme plus a raffle with proceeds being donated to the same charity.

Chair-based exercises, run by the government’s public health staff, will be doing a demonstration in the morning to encourage people to join, highlighting the importance of keeping fit and healthy.

The community police will be bringing their dogs, encouraging community engagement plus the Life After Stroke Association will be offering a free blood pressure service, which incorporates atrial fibrillation checks.

The main aim of the day is to raise awareness within the community for older people to know what services are available to them.

A spokesman said: ‘Prevention is the way forward and we are trying to avoid crisis situations by keeping people safe at home for longer, accessing appropriate support, and most importantly, keeping everyone happy.

‘The recently-formed Northern Networking Group had a similar, smaller event in November 2013, which proved to be extremely popular so it was decided to make this bigger and hopefully better.

‘The whole Town Hall will be utilised and it is looking to be a very informative and entertaining day for all.’

Events take place between 10am and 3pm.

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