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Free event in Malvern will showcase services for older people

A free event has been organised by Malvern Hills District Council and Worcestershire County Council to showcase vital services available to older people, family, friends and carers.

The event takes place on Thursday 1 October, from 11am to 2pm at Malvern Theatres, where guests will be offered free tea, coffee and cake. There will also be the opportunity for anyone aged between 40 to 74-years-old to have a free health check.

A wealth of knowledge, support and information will be available to residents to help them ‘age well' and live independently in their own home for longer.

Other activities during the event will include:

  • A creative therapy workshop with painting, drawing and crafts.
  • Taster exercise classes at Malvern Splash, including free swimming for the over 75s.
  • Dementia Friends Session from 2 to 3pm, to raise awareness of how people living with dementia can be supported.

Cllr Rebecca Massey, portfolio holder Health and Well-being, Malvern Hills District Council, said: "As part of our commitment to older people in the district, we are keen to raise their awareness and understanding of the great services on offer, and also give them a taster of some of the activities that they can get involved in.

"It's going to be a fantastic event with more than 25 organisations exhibiting; we are really looking forward to it." 

For more information please contact Melanie Whistance melanie.whistance@malvernhills.gov.uk or telephone 01684 862 283.