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Bewdley Mayor and Age UK BRWF plan information event for residents

Published on 13 October 2019 05:58 PM

With over thirty percent of the population of Bewdley, Wribbenhall and the surrounding areas being over the age of 65, older people make up a significant proportion of our local communities which is why Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch & Wyre Forest is working in partnership with the Mayor of Bewdley, Councillor John Byng, to look at ways in which we can raise the profile of, and better support, this key group of local residents.

As a first step, we are organising a joint Community Engagement & Information Event on; 

  • Wednesday 30th October 2019, between 10am and 2pm
  • In the Community Room at Bewdley Medical Centre

and would like to invite members of the local community to come along.

Age UK BRWF supports older people aged 50+ and their families by delivering a range of services aimed at promoting independence and enabling people to make the most of later life.  Core to the charity’s work is its free Information and Advice service hence, as part of this event, one of the charity’s Advisors will be running a ‘pop-up’ Information & Advice surgery, offering support on a range of topics including social care, benefits and pensions advice, staying safe and independent at home, as well as support for carers.

In addition to providing people with access to information about support and services, we are also planning a couple of specific sessions as part of the event:

  • 11.30am - We are planning an open discussion about ‘Age Friendly Communities’ and what this means for people locally
  • 1pm – We will be holding a Dementia Friends Information session for anybody that would like to find out a little bit more about what it is like to live with dementia

We hope that people will be able to come along and join us on 30th.  If you would like any more information, then please do not hesitate to contact Jo Hughes at Age UK BRWF (01527 868855/ Jo.Hughes@ageukbrwf.org.uk)