Information day for older people in west

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A free information day in Peel will raise awareness of the services available for the older members of the community and their carers.

Taking place at Peel Cathedral on Friday, August 15 between 10.30am and 3.30pm, the event will bring together support, expertise and advice under one roof.

The exhibition will feature around 30 organisations from health and social care providers and various voluntary and private care agencies, and representatives will be present from Men in Sheds, the Stroke Association, the Diabetes Centre and the Older Persons Mental Health Team.

The services available can involve help in the home with tasks such as cleaning or shopping, disability equipment and adaptations, day centres, residential homes, support for carers and financial support.

Member for adult services David Quirk said: ‘There is a great deal of support out there, but sometimes we find that people are unaware of how to access it.

‘By highlighting the support available we can help empower more of our older people to make choices that suit their individual needs and assist them in leading fulfilling and independent lives.’

The event will include both free blood pressure testing and diabetes testing throughout the day. Refreshments will be provided. For more information contact adult services on 686182.

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