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Over 60s safety event a success

Last Modified November 04, 2022

The rain didn't stop over 50 people attending a free event to promote safety amongst older people in Borehamwood.

The ‘safety, help and advice’ event for people aged 60 and over took place yesterday (Thursday 3 November) at Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue.

Representatives from us, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue, Hertfordshire Constabulary, Communities 1st, Neighbourhood Watch, Hourglass, Age UK, MIND, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue, Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards, Beacon, Citizens Advice, Herts Sports Partnership and Stevenage Football Club Foundation 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 lunch, as well as a free Warm in Winter gift bag from Small Acts of Kindness.

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. 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."

A local resident who attended said the event was "a lovely idea and full of important information."

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

Posted on Friday 4th November 2022

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