Experts are on hand at older people day
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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