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Over 60s safety event a success

Last Modified April 12, 2022

Over 30 people attended a free event to promote safety amongst older people in Potters Bar.

The free ‘safety, help and advice’ event for people aged 60 and over took place on Thursday 31 March at The Wyllyotts Theatre.

Representatives from Hertsmere Borough Council, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue, Hertfordshire Police, Trading Standards, MIND, the Alzheimer’s Society and Age UK attended the event to offer advice and support.

Speakers visited residents at their table and stalls were set up for people to visit to discuss issues in more detail. Participants also received free refreshments and a hot lunch.

Councillor Pervez Choudhury, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, said: “I am delighted so many local people attended the event, which was set up to help our older community feel safer. At the event, local residents were able to find out about the support, advice and help available within the local community, as well as receive advice on safety inside and outside the home, scams and how to avoid them; and health and wellbeing advice to help live healthier, independent lives.

“I'd like to thank all the residents who attended as well as the local organisations who helped to make this event such a success. Special thanks also goes to Herts Independent Living Service for providing a delicious and healthy hot meal to all the participants. We know that loneliness has been a serious issue for many people during the pandemic, so it was great to see people together talking and laughing."

Local residents who attended said the event was 'so well planned and managed, and it was a real pleasure to be there'. Another said the event was 'helpful and enjoyable' whilst another attendee said they 'met some lovely people and learned so much from the many representatives there'.

To find out more about community safety in Hertsmere please visit: www.hertsmere.gov.uk/communitysafety

Posted on Tuesday 12th April 2022

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