'Our ageing population is an asset to this country - not a problem!'

A powerful statement made today by Dr Anjan Ghosh - Consultant in Public Heath, Merton, at Age UK Merton's AGM as part of his talk on the impact of loneliness in the borough!

Dr Ghosh one of two speakers at the AGM, addressed a packed centre, attended by representative from all parts of the local community including the Deputy Mayor - Councillor John Sargeant.

The AGM elected its new board of Trustees including Clare Jefferies from Home Instead.

The audience was given a great insight into the fantastic work that Age UK is doing and introduced the borough to Nick Newman,  OT at Age UK, who is in charge of two new projects "Life after Stroke" and "In Control: Continence Advice Service". Nick showed a really passion and commitment to his role and I am sure will be a great asset.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home