Community Event

Published: 22/05/2019

Free event to help our elderly make the most of later years – 21st November, St Botolph’s Church Hall, Shepshed. Local people are being invited to attend a free event in Shepshed, hosted by Bluebird Care (Loughborough and Ashby-de-la-Zouch). It will be an opportunity for older people living in the town and neighbouring villages, 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. The event will feature stalls and displays from a broad range of organisations and services, all of whom support older people - ensuring they can make the most of later years.

News Release – October 2018
Free event to help our elderly make the most of later years – 21st November, St Botolph’s Church Hall, Shepshed.
Local people are being invited to attend a free event in Shepshed, hosted by Bluebird Care (Loughborough and Ashby-de-la-Zouch).
It will be an opportunity for older people living in the town and neighbouring villages, 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.
The event will feature stalls and displays from a broad range of organisations and services, all of whom support older people - ensuring they can make the most of later years.
Charity Mwelwa, Managing Director of Bluebird Care (Loughborough) said:
“The 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, not to mention the support they give by helping out with grandchildren.”

The three-hour engagement event will include stalls from;
Age UK Leicestershire, Bluebird Care Loughborough, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service Loughborough Men’s Shed, Healthwatch Leicestershire, Wiltshire Farm Foods, Charnwood Lifeline, Charnwood Warden Services, John Storer Charnwood, Community First Responders, Shepshed Special Community Bus, Shepshed Carers, Glebe House, Local Area Co-ordination, Loros Hospice, Together Against Cancer, Vista Blind, Alzheimer’s Society and The Carers Centre to name just a few.
If you are part of a charity or community group working with older people and you would like a free table at this event, please contact Michael Auton on 07862 253514 or email michalautonconsultancy@gmail.com. Spaces are very limited so please get in touch as soon as possible.
Those attending will be treated to free tea, coffee, and cake.

Charity added: “Too often, the 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.  They will also be able to discover the array of organisations working in Shepshed and Loughborough to provide a better quality of life of our older residents and their families.”
The event takes place at the St Botolph’s Church Hall, Church Gate, Shepshed, LE12 9RJ from 10am to 1pm on Monday 21st November 2018.
For more information contact Bluebird Care (Loughborough) on 01509 815869, or email loughborough@bluebirdcare.co.uk