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Information events aimed at older people in Lichfield and Burntwood

Older people from across Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to drop in to free information mornings.

The first of two events takes place at Lichfield Guildhall on November 9 from 10am to 12noon, while the second takes place at the scout hut on Ironstone Road in Burntwood on November 25 from 10am to 12noon.

The mornings are an opportunity to talk to representatives from local services, such as The Pension Service, Citizens Advice Bureau and Carers Association South Staffordshire.

Lucie Broad and Cheryl Rice prepare to run the Sloppy Slippers stand

Lucie Broad and Cheryl Rice prepare to run the Sloppy Slippers stand

The Sloppy Slippers scheme is also returning, allowing older people to buy a new pair of slippers for just £1.50 to avoid tripping over their old ones.

Experts from Flowerdesign will be presenting flower arranging displays and South Staffordshire College is offering free hand and arm massages.

Councillor Helen Fisher, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said:

“These information mornings are a chance for the more mature members of our community to enjoy a tea or coffee and some cake, get a replacement pair of slippers for just £1.50, and find out useful information and advice from lots of local services and organisations.”

Organisations represented at the events include Lichfield District Council, HomeZone Living, South Staffordshire PCT’s Community Falls Team, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue, Walk and Talk Plus, The Pension Service, Citizens Advice Bureau, Lichfield and District CVS, Spirita Home Improvement Agency, Trading Standards, Knit and Natter, Stroke Association, University of the Third Age (U3A), Cruse Bereavement, Alzheimer’s Society, Neighbourhood Watch, Social Care and Health, Burntwood Live at Home and Carers Association South Staffordshire.

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