Ex­perts are on hand at older peo­ple day

Midweek Visiter - - Southport Bid -

MRS Claro and chil­dren from St Ed­mund’s and St Thomas’ Catholic Pri­mary school, Water­loo have raised £170 for Jeans for Genes day.

One in 25 chil­dren are born with a ge­netic dis­or­der and there are over 6,000 types of ge­netic dis­or­ders, and ev­ery one is dif­fer­ent.

They were in­spired to do this as part of the school’s mis­sion state­ment is that chil­dren should aim to serve oth­ers through­out the year with char­i­ta­ble events.

The school feels that it is im­por­tant that the chil­dren

PEO­PLE are be­ing in­vited to call into South­port and Formby Dis­trict Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal this Wednes­day (Oc­to­ber 3), be­tween 10.30am and 3.30pm, for their an­nual Older Peo­ple’s Day.

The event will be held in the gym in the North West Re­gional Spinal In­juries Cen­tre with free tea, cof­fee and bis­cuits pro­vided for all.

Find out how lo­cal services can sup­port you, seek ad­vice from ex­perts, gather rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion and make use­ful con­tacts.

If you live in Sefton, Formby or West Lan­cashire, this open day will have all the in­for­ma­tion you and your loved ones need when fac­ing some of the chal­lenges that come with age.

Meg Lan­g­ley, Head of Older Peo­ple’s Care, said: “We serve a com­mu­nity here which is older than the na­tional av­er­age.

“Be­cause of this, we are work­ing hard to make sure our services are de­signed to sup­port our pa­tients and to en­sure that peo­ple are aware of and able to ac­cess ben­e­fi­cial sup­port.

“We aim to help peo­ple to live well at home.

“Our Older Peo­ple’s Day should pro­vide help and guid­ance to make that hap­pen for as many lo­cal peo­ple as pos­si­ble.

“Hope­fully, lots of peo­ple come along and man­age to take home some­thing use­ful, and have an en­joy­able few hours meet­ing the teams here!”

On the day, vis­i­tors can ex­pect to meet over forty lo­cal services for Sefton, Formby and West Lan­cashire.

Th­ese in­clude hos­pi­tal based teams and services, Macmil­lan, Home In­stead, Wilt­shire Farm­foods, Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety, Age UK, be­friend­ing schemes, am­bu­lance services, fire safety, Queens Court Hos­pice, Health­watch, Food­bank, lunch and leisure clubs, sex­ual health, ac­tive life­styles, a va­ri­ety of care and sup­port providers, and com­mu­nity services.

To find out more, con­tact Meg Lan­g­ley on 01704 704933 or email megan. lan­g­ley@nhs.net

are en­cour­aged to help other chil­dren.The money helps in var­i­ous ways: £100 helps a child ex­pe­ri­ence a hol­i­day ac­tiv­ity club, £50 pro­vides in­valu­able fam­ily sup­port ses­sions, £25 helps pay for trained helpline staff.The chil­dren of St Ed­mund’s and St Thomas’ school know that in one sim­ple day by wear­ing jeans and do­nat­ing £1 they have made a dif­fer­ence and raised aware­ness of the Ge­netic Dis­or­ders UK char­ity and their cur­rent cam­paign.Mrs Claro and chil­dren from St Ed­mund’s and St Thomas’ Catholic Pri­mary school in Water­loo

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