To celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society, services across Nottinghamshire Healthcare will come together with local voluntary organisations to provide a free health event for the over 60s to mark UK Older People’s Day (1 October).
The event, which takes place on 26 September at Park House Health and Social Care Centre in Carlton, near Nottingham, will offer useful information on activities in the local area, aim to promote independent living, encourage healthier lifestyles both physically and mentally and reduce social isolation.
Open from 9.30 am – 1.00 pm, the event will offer:
- a pop-up shoe shop where visitors can have their feet measured for specialist footwear
- podiatry foot checks
- advice on how to reduce the risk of falls
- oral health advice
- Sepsis advice
- information about keeping homes safe from the Nottinghamshire Fire Prevention team
Getting older involves a change in lifestyle for most people and it’s important for people to take care of themselves both mentally and physically. Statistics show that people are now living longer and there are many older people living in social isolation. Our health event aims to highlight these problems amongst the population of older people and provide information on the day on how to overcome these barriers.
Sharon Thompson, General Manager for Nottingham North and East said, “Our Older People’s Day events have proved very popular over the last three years, with very positive feedback about the useful information available. There is a good range of groups and activities taking part and I would encourage anyone from our local area to come along to Park House to see what is available to support them to live well longer.”