The inaugural ‘Macclesfield Senior’s Information Day’ held at the United Reformed Church, Park Green was a resounding success with our local elderly community.
The event brought together a host of local companies and organisations to provide free advice and information to older people and their families across the area.
Everyone was delighted to welcome the Deputy Mayor, Councillor George Walton and Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Veronica Walton who visited each stand and were full of praise for the Information Day.
Organisers Home Instead who provide at home care for older people which helps them to remain in their own homes for as long as possible, were very aware that often older people do now always know what help and services are available to them.
Owner of Home Instead in Macclesfield, Julie Akroyd commented, “The event was a great success. Events like these are so important because many elderly people and their families struggle to know where to turn to for support and advice. Especially so when a crisis hits and mum has a fall and is no longer able to look after herself, or you suspect a family member may be losing their eyesight but they are too proud to admit it, these are scenarios played out across the country and we wanted to help provide some help and some answers. Following the feedback we are certainly looking to make it a regular event!”
Companies and organisations were Alzheimer’s Society (Macclesfield), hearing care specialists Amplifon, Arthritis Research, Armchair Optician, Arthritis UK, Cheshire Carers, Cheshire East Link, Cheshire Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, East Cheshire Fire Service, East Cheshire Hospice, Hearing Healthcare, Home Instead, Joanne Bishop, Councillor for families affected with dementia, Macclesfield Eye Society, Macclesfield Disability Information Bureau, SAS Daniels Solicitors, The Foot Care Clinic and Wiltshire Farm Foods.
As well as a host of information, visitors were also treated to demonstrations from the Alderley Pilates studio showing exercises which are beneficial for older people and local singer Sarah Crossley serenaded everyone with a medley of songs and had people dancing and singing along with her.
If you would like more information about the services available or for further details about the next event, call 01625 616227 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/macclesfield.