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Over 50s Forum events

by Claire Young on 25 October, 2018

South Gloucestershire Over 50s Forum holds a range of events in different locations around South Gloucestershire, including evening meetings for people of working age. In the coming months there will be meetings at: 10.30am-12.30pm on Monday 29th October in the meeting room known as the Nest behind the Cafe in Page Park 2-4pm on Tuesday […]

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Help for people to stay in their own home

by Claire Young on 21 June, 2018

This week Claire visited Celestine Home Adaptations Centre in Yate, a place where trained staff can demonstrate a whole range of aids and adaptations to help you live safely for longer at home. They include a wash and dry toilet, a through the floor lift, modular bathroom aids and a height adjustable hob, as well […]

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Have your say on housing for older people

by Claire Young on 16 April, 2018

With life expectancy increasing and people from the post-war “baby boom” reaching old age, the number of older people in South Gloucestershire is increasing. To help them plan for older people’s housing needs, the council are carrying out a survey. You can find out more and complete the survey via the consultation web page. The survey […]

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Tackling loneliness

by Claire Young on 26 February, 2018

A recent survey by Contact the Elderly showed 1/3 of people had noticed a lonely older person in their community and been concerned, and 40% did not feel confident that they knew how they could help. South Gloucestershire Disability Network are hosting an information evening for community members to find out: How to approach this […]

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Claim a partial power of attorney refund

by Claire Young on 15 February, 2018

If you applied for lasting powers of attorney (LPA) or enduring powers of attorney (EPA) between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2017, you can claim a refund of part of your fee. More information is available on the Government website.

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Ageing Better Plan – South Glos consultation

by Claire Young on 30 November, 2017

South Glos Council’s Ageing Better Plan will bring together the outcomes and priorities that will guide work to support older people (age 65+), the way they will measure progress and how they will work to realise their vision. It is based on data, evidence and consultation with older people and wider partners across the area. […]

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Driving refresher roadshow for older drivers

by Claire Young on 2 March, 2017

A free refresher driving roadshow for people aged 60 and over in South Gloucestershire is being held at Longwell Green Community Centre from 1.30pm to 4pm on Thursday 9th March. The roadshow aims to address modern changes to vehicles, and also how your own driving skills and habits may have changed, with advice on how […]

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Have your say on home care and 1:1 services

by Claire Young on 7 October, 2016

South Glos Council is asking for your views on how home care and one-to-one community-bases services should be provided in the future. If you or a member of your family receive such care or you are involved in providing care in any way, you can find out more and have your say on the council’s […]

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Living Well with Dementia roadshow

by Claire Young on 22 September, 2016

If you or a member of your family has recently been diagnosed with dementia, you are invited to a ‘Living Well with Dementia’ roadshow on 27 September. The event, which is free to attend, will take place from 2pm until 4.30pm at Ridgewood Community Centre, Station Road, Yate (postcode for Sat Nav: BS37 4AF). The […]

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Age UK have warned that in a recent scam, people posed as “Age Concern” staff to gain access to older people’s homes. Areas affected included Kingswood in South Gloucestershire. The charity has urged all older people not to open their door to someone unless they are absolutely sure of their identity. If you’re suspicious or […]

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