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Over 50 yrs of age? Then come along to the Blaby District Over 50s Forum meeting

Group of senior citizensAnyone aged 50 years or over and living in Blaby District can ‘have their say’ and keep informed about local issues and services that affect them by attending the Blaby District Over 50s Forum this September.

The next meeting of the Over 50’s forum takes place on Monday 14th September from 2pm until 4pm in the council chamber at the council offices on Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP.

The topic for the meeting is ‘keeping safe and well this winter‘.

Guest speakers include Blaby District Council’s Health Improvement Officer, Leicestershire Police and the Papworth Trust who will be talking about their new ‘Warm Homes, Healthy Homes’ project.

There will be advice on crime prevention and health and fitness services for the Over 50s within the district.

These were all issues that residents declared were important in the ageing well consultation earlier this year.

Joy, a member from Braunstone Town, said:

“I’ve been going to the forum for years now and it’s really come on a lot over time. You get so much out of going to the
meetings!”

For more information please contact Zoe Coulson at strategic.partnerships@blaby.gov.uk or call Tel: 0116 272 7566.*

*Normal call charges apply

Residents to have their say on ‘what matters most to older people’

137-two-old-ladies-chattingBlaby residents are being asked for their views on what services they think are the most important to help people to age well in Blaby.

Residents’ views, alongside the views of members of the Blaby District Over 50s Forum and local partners who provide services for older people, will be used to help to determine the priorities that will help Blaby District Council and other partner organisations to address the needs of its ageing population.

Jon Wells, Regulatory & Leisure Services Group Manager said:

“It’s really important that we get as many residents’ views as possible to ensure we focus our resources on the things that matter most. We want to encourage as many people as possible to fill in the questionnaire to help us to do that.”

Residents can get involved by completing the survey on line at www.blaby.gov.uk/ageing-well/ before 1st May.

Paper copies will also be available at Blaby District Council offices, libraries and other key community buildings during the consultation period.

The results of the survey will directly shape the Ageing Well Strategy for Blaby District.

For more information please contact the Partnerships Team by emailing strategic.partnerships@blaby.gov.uk or by calling 0116 272 7566.