Senior Citizens Information drop-in event at Public Services Centre

Published: 14th October 2016

Fermanagh & Omagh District Council’s Public Services Centre will host a Senior Citizens Information and Advice drop-in event on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

The event will run from 10am – 3pm, bringing together a range of agencies to provide information and advice to older residents of the district.  The event aims to encourage social participation and improved health and wellbeing.

Organisations taking part in the event include:

  • Omagh Independent Advice Services, providing a wide range of information on issues including Social Security, Housing, Legal and Community Care, Finance and Employment.
  • WHEAP (Western Homes Environmental Assessment Project), advising on simple safety measures to minimise accidents in the home.
  • Policing & Community Safety Partnership, with information and advice relating to community and personal safety.
  • Omagh Leisure Complex, information on leisure and recreation facilities for senior citizens. They will also offer free health checks.
  • O’Kane’s Plumbing & Electrics (approved Sustainable Energy Programme provider), providing information and advice on keeping warm and reducing bills.  They will also offer information about grants such as the Warm Homes Scheme.
  • South West Age Partnership, which works with statutory agencies to deliver joint services for older people in the Fermanagh and Omagh area.
  • Red Cross Neighbourhood Links, offering information and advice to enable older people to maximise their independence, participate in social and community life and take on active, and social and voluntary, roles.
  • Drink Wise Age Well Programme, providing information to help people in the Western Trust area make healthier choices about alcohol as we age.

The Senior Citizens Information & Advice drop-in event is free, and is an excellent opportunity to talk with local organisations about issues that affect you.  There will also be light refreshments throughout the event.

Encouraging older residents of the district to attend the event, the Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Cllr Mary Garrity, said that it was an excellent opportunity to find out about the supports available. “This information event is well timed, before winter sets in, to ensure that our older people are helped and supported to feel healthier, lead more active lives and feel more secure and engaged in their local community”, she said.

For further information please contact the Public Services Centre on 0300 303 1777 or alternatively email public.services@fermanaghomagh.com.

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