19th Sep, 2019

Older people’s services event at Malvern Theatres hailed a success

Craig Gibbons 19th Oct, 2018

MORE THAN 80 people visited Malvern Theatres for a free event which showcased vital services on offer to older residents in the district.

Organised by Malvern Hills District Council, the Showcase of Services for Older People event was held in support of World Mental Health Day.

Focusing on the theme of dementia awareness, the event was an opportunity for older people, their family, friends and carers to find out more about what services are available to support them to ‘age well’.

Andrew Easton, radio host at BBC Hereford & Worcester, opened the event where more than 25 stall holders were promoting their services.

A number of taster sessions and activities took place including Dementia Friends sessions, a memory walk, blood pressure checks and an over 60’s Pilates class.

The organisations which attended included Age UK Malvern and District, Fortis Living, Freedom Leisure, West Mercia Police, Worcs Association of Carers, Alzheimer’s Society and Community Action Malvern and District.

Coun David Watkins, portfolio holder for housing and communities at Malvern Hills District Council, said: “Our Showcase of Services for Older People event is an invaluable resource for our community and is a great opportunity for residents to find out the great services we have on offer locally.

“It was a well attended event so I would like to thank everyone who came, both exhibitors and visitors.

“Events like this are all part of our commitment to improve people’s health and well-being and to raise awareness of the support and advice we can provide.”

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