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Friday, September 16, 2016

Join Council celebrations for Silver Sunday

West Lancashire Borough Council is celebrating Silver Sunday by organising a free event where older people can find out more about services available to them.

Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people and their contribution to communities. It offers older people a chance to keep active in body and spirit, try new things, meet their neighbours and, ultimately, overcome loneliness.

To coincide with this UK-wide scheme West Lancs Borough Council is hosting an Older People's event on Monday 3 October between 10am and 4pm at the Concourse Shopping Centre in Skelmersdale.

Councillor Terry Aldridge, West Lancashire Borough Council Cabinet member with the portfolio for Older People, said: “The event is designed to showcase the services available in West Lancashire to help and support older people to live happier and healthier lives. So if you are an older person, or have family members who are older people, then come along as you are sure to learn some very useful information.”

There will be a range of stalls at the event from organisations including West Lancashire Borough Council’s Home Care Link teams and Age UK Lancashire. They will be giving information about the services they provide and the Council’s Leisure Services staff will let people know about the Active West Lancs Scheme and ways of keeping fit and healthy.

For more information about West Lancashire Borough Council services please visit our website.

Rally Round will also be at the Concourse to tell people about their scheme which aims to help families, friends, neighbours and volunteers give more support to a frail or vulnerable person.

Power of Music will provide information about how the use music to help people with dementia.

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