‘Older peo­ple’ get in step for teatime

Rossendale Free Press - - Time Trip -

OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONS came to­gether in Rawten­stall to cel­e­brate na­tional Older Peo­ple’s Week.

The Longholme Methodist Church event was or­gan­ised by Age UK Lan­cashire with the sup­port of Rossendale coun­cil, to help raise aware­ness of the ser­vices avail­able to sup­port older peo­ple.

It was capped off by a spe­cial Tea Dance led by the Back Step Boo­gie Club.

David Ward, from Age UK Lan­cashire, thanked ev­ery­one who helped to make it a suc­cess.

He said: “We were de­lighted with the turnout on the day and the sup­port we re­ceived from the lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

“The whole day had a re­ally up­beat feel and the buf­fet lunch and tea dance were a real suc­cess. We’ve had great feed­back.”

The event show­cased ser­vices in­clud­ing falls pre­ven­tion, de­men­tia, win­ter health ad­vice and in­de­pen­dent liv­ing sup­port from a host of or­gan­i­sa­tions.

Fund­ing was pro­vided from The Pru­den­tial and the na­tional Age UK, plus a grant from the Se­niors To­gether in Rossendale group chaired by Coun Bar­bara Ash­worth. ●● At the Longholme Methodist Church tea dance and in­for­ma­tion event are, from left: Mayor Colin Craw­forth and May­oress Ni­cola Walsh and Age UK Lan­cashire staff He­len Quinn, Shahid Salim and Ali­son Read

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