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Free event improves elderly independence in the home

14th October 2014

This news article is from Handicare UK. Articles that appear on this website are for information purposes only.

Elderly residents in Bath were invited to a free event in Salford last week which provided information on services offered by Bluebird Care who help elderly residents remain independent in their own homes. In addition to Bluebird Care there was also a number of stalls and displays from a variety of organisations, including Wiltshire Farm Foods and other such companies who, alongside mobility aids for the home, help elderly residents remain independent.

Attended by many elderly people, as well as relatives and friends, the three hour event was able to educate about how to remain safe, healthy and independent in later life. By providing information on local services available for those with mobility difficulties, it is hoped that the lives of many elderly residents in the Bath area will now be improved. Tim Rowland-Jones, Managing Director of the organisers Bluebird Care, stated the importance of supporting the elderly who may feel isolated with no one to talk to with events such as these.

Providing support for the elderly

As well as offering the opportunity for older people to make new friends and meet others who may be in a similar situation as themselves, the event also enabled older people to discover the wealth of organisations that can provide help to those in need. From learning about mobility aids such as straight stair lifts and walk in baths and showers to services which combat loneliness, the event organised by Bluebird Care was able to give back to the older generation, who its managing director claims have contributed so much to society.

Free transport to the event was provided by Keynsham Dial-a-Ride, and those that attended were able to enjoy entertainment from the Salford Village Choir. Visitors were also invited to take part in a fitness class which was hosted by the Banes Council’s Sport and Active Leisure Team, which all contributed to making the event a huge success.

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