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Golden Age Fair returns to Tydd

Ideas and expertise to help people stay safe, independent and well in the community will all be available at the latest Golden Age Fair.

Fenland District Council's popular event for the over 60s is being held once again at Tydd St Giles Community Centre, Broad Drove East, between 11am and 2pm on Monday, June 19.

Older people can find out about all sorts of services available to them from a host of organisations and charities represented on the day, and also share information and experience with others.

Making a welcome return to the Fair will be Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service with its free electric blanket exchange, which has been well received in the past.

The new blankets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to anyone aged over 65 by volunteers from the CFRS's Community Champion scheme, who will also be giving general advice on fire safety.

Future East, the forum for older people across the Eastern Region, will also be in attendance to promote its Comic Relief-funded project Silver Circles. The project provides information about benefits, better shopping, energy use and prices, comparison websites and scams in an accessible and informal way.

Other highlights include physical activity consultations with Living Sport, and information from Fenland Volunteer Centre about how older people can make a big difference to their communities.

Charities represented include Age UK, Breath Easy Wisbech, Cam Sight, Diabetes UK Wisbech and the Macular Society.

Councillor Mike Cornwell, Fenland District Council's Cabinet member responsible for Golden Age, said: "The popularity of these events in the past has highlighted the value of the work that Golden Age does in the community. It plays a vital role, providing a one-stop shop that brings a huge range of services together and makes them easily accessible to people who might otherwise not even know they are available.

"I'm sure this month's event in Tydd St Giles will be as successful as those in the past, and hope as many people as possible come along and benefit from all it has to offer. It's not only open to the over 60s, but also their relatives, carers and others who work with them too."

Article added, 12 June, 2017