Free event to celebrate services for older people in Runnymede

Published: 22/05/2019

A free event aimed at showcasing services for older people is being staged in Addlestone by care at home provider Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede.  

A free event aimed at showcasing services for older people is being staged in Addlestone by care at home provider Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede.

The event, on Wednesday June 27th at Addlestone Community Centre, Garfield Road Addlestone, 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 10.00am-2.00pm, it will feature stalls and displays from a wide range of organisations, all of which support older people, ensuring they can make the most of later years.

Jonathan Billington, Director of Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede, 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. This event is about showcasing the many groups and organisations which work so hard to support older members of the community.”
 
Organisations taking part include Healthwatch Surrey, Bluebird Care Elmbridge and Runnymede, CAB Runnymede, the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK Surrey, Max Care and Mobility, Surrey Library Service, Parity Trust, Runnymede Borough Council, Wiltshire Farm Foods, Stroke Association, Owen White & Catlin LLP Solicitors, Elmbridge and Runnymede Talking Newspapers, Addlestone Communication Class, Crouch Oak Family Practice, Parklands Manor Care Home, The River Bourne Club,  Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, Royal Volunteer Service, Sight for Surrey, Royal British Legion and 3UA  to name just a few.

In addition to the many stalls, visitors will be able to relax and enjoy music from local choir the Addlestone Singers. The event will be opened by The Worshipful the Mayor of Runnymede Councillor Dolsie Clarke.

Tea, coffee, and cakes will be provided by Bluebird Care staff and volunteers.

Jonathan 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 Addlestone Community Centre, Garfield Road, Addlestone KT15 2NJ between 10.00am and 2.00pm.

For more information, contact Bluebird Care Elmbridge and Runnymede on 01932 567593 or email elmbridge@bluebirdcare.co.uk