Working in partnership with Solicitors for Older People Scotland, a FREE Older People’s Day 2017 drop-in event will be held on Friday 29th September, 10am – 2pm at the Archibald Russell Centre, Haypark Road, Denny, FK6 5JZ.
Older People’s Day is part of a national celebration of older people’s achievements and contributions to our society and economy, working to challenge stereotypes and promote positive attitudes to ageing.
As with last year’s event, there will be an exhibition hall with stalls from organisations who offer support, services and information for older people, their families and carers in the Falkirk area.
Claire Bernard, Partnership Manager at CVS Falkirk, says, “We look forward to welcoming everyone to Older People’s Day 2017 – and we’re delighted to once again have to support of Solicitors for Older People Scotland.”
“As in previous years, we welcome staff and professionals looking to gain an insight into the range of services available throughout the Falkirk area. We already have a number of stallholders confirmed; some returning from previous years, and many other organisations attending for the first time.”
Stallholders on the day will include Outside the Box, Strathcarron Hospice, Police Scotland, and Trading Standards.
In addition, Stoke Association will be returning to the Older People’s Day event, offering FREE blood pressure checks on the day.
The Active and Independent Living Improvement Programme (AILIP) will also be talking about the Take the Balance Challenge, while For Eyes opticians will be there on the day to offer FREE glasses tightening to attendees.
The theme 2017 is “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.” According to the UN, this means looking at different, effective means of “promoting and strengthening” older people’s participation in all areas of life, be that social, cultural, political, or anything else they wish to be involved in.
This is Solicitors for Older People Scotland’s second year as a partner in the Falkirk event. “We’re delighted to again be working in partnership with CVS Falkirk and bringing Older People’s Day to Falkirk,” says Vivienne Malcolm.
Solicitors for Older People, also known as SOPS, are familiar with the needs of older people in the area, through their work with Age Scotland and the Later Life Information Centre on Newmarket Street in Falkirk, which was the first in Scotland and offers a variety of information, including details on Power of Attorney.
SOPS also provide legal services for older and vulnerable people across the country.
According to Vivienne, “Falkirk Older People’s Day has proved it’s a popular event on the annual calendar for many.”
“The day itself is a fantastic opportunity for older people to browse the information stalls, listen to some interesting talks, chat with friends and make new friends over a cup of tea and a biscuit.”