Older Persons Crucial Crew

Home Instead stand at Older Persons Crucial Crew
Home Instead stand at Older Persons Crucial Crew

On the 1st October 2015 Home Instead were pleased to man a stand at the Older Persons Crucial Crew run by the Community Safety part of Tendring District Council. The topic of the day is safety and the target audience were older people. Many community groups and assisted living complexes were invited and participants enjoyed an information packed event from 10-2pm. Resource people from various agencies and organisations such as Fire and Rescue, Trading Standards, Red Cross, Falls Prevention and Carelline went around table to table giving short talks on how to stay safe at home. The Home Instead stand was kept busy in two ways; firstly talking to some of the great participants and secondly sharing information and learning more about our fellow exhibitors. A big thank you to the Alzheimer Society for topping us up with resource materials for our CareGiver City and Guilds Alzheimer Course next week. We also nabbed a copy of the ACE 'Putting Safety First' booklette from Falls Prevention which is exceptionally well laid out, big print and easy to read. For those of you who want even more materials on falls prevention Essex County Council have produced their own booklette called 'Tumbles' which is also to the point and user friendly.  For some great pictures please see our Facebook page

Alzheimer Society Team at Older Persons Crucial Crew
Alzheimer Society Team at Older Persons Crucial Crew