Saturday, 23 June 2018

Season of Support for elderly and carers

A SERIES of events will be held in Henley to mark national awareness campaigns for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s

A SERIES of events will be held in Henley to mark national awareness campaigns for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and for Carers Week.

The Season of Support is designed to provide information and support for families and carers of elderly people affected by health and care issues.

It has been organised by the Henley Business Partnership, Home Instead Senior Care, TimeFinders, Signature of Marlow, Orchard House (IFAs) and Henley Town Council.

Open evenings will be held at the town hall on April 21, May 19 and June 9 (5.30pm to 7pm), where people can meet with care and support groups and listen to a free presentation by a care expert.

On May 18, there will be a special screening of the Oscar-winning film Still Alice, which portrays the story of one woman’s experience of living with dementia, at the Regal Picturehouse.



The final event will be a party for elderly residents on Sunday, June 14 to mark the Queen’s official birthday.

This was held for the first time last year and was so successful that the organisers decided to repeat it.

The party will take place at the d:two centre in Market Place from 3pm to 5pm. It will include entertainment and community singing as well as a visit from the Mayor.

Paul Westgarth, proprietor of Home Instead, says: “The mission is to bring the elderly community of Henley together for an inclusive event that recognises their contribution to societyâ?¦ and to have a good time.”

The party organisers are looking for help, including volunteers on the day, transport to and from the event for some of the guests, small gifts for goodie bags and discount vouchers.

If you can help, send an email to gail.lewis@thehenleypartnership.co.uk



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