Age Concern Exmouth to offer more support from new centre

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 November 2016

Age Concern Exmouth is preparing to move into its new headquarters at 1 Rolle Street. Pictured left to right: Frank Hart-Venn, Chair of Trustees; Gill Smith, Home Services Manager; Steve Dace, Chief Officer.

Age Concern Exmouth is preparing to move into its new headquarters at 1 Rolle Street. Pictured left to right: Frank Hart-Venn, Chair of Trustees; Gill Smith, Home Services Manager; Steve Dace, Chief Officer.

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An Exmouth charity is preparing to move to a new headquarters, which, it says, will help improve the services it can offer to the town’s elderly.

Age Concern Exmouth is moving down the road to 1 Rolle Street, having spent the past seven years at 36A Rolle Street.

The charity says that from its new premises, along with all its current services and activities, it will offer the use of an additional activities area, where people will be able to drop in to have a chat, a cup of coffee, read the paper or do whatever else they may want to do.

Age Concern Exmouth chief officer Steve Dace said: “The new centre is aimed at helping those people who may have experienced or are experiencing a time in their lives when they feel less able to cope with the stage they are at.

“So a friendly face, and an invitation to take part in activities and meet new people is on offer.”

The charity says people visiting its new centre will still be able to book a coach trip, pick up NHS Hearing Aid batteries, book an appointment to get a benefits check, and arrange to have an Attendance Allowance form filled out.

The charity can also arrange for someone to carry out domestic cleaning in clients’ own homes, or take cared-for people out for a few hours.

The opening of the new centre follows the previous closure of the charity’s former day centre at Landon House.

Mr Dace added: “The trustees have wisely invested funds to ensure the stability and long-term future of Age Concern in Exmouth, but have also been innovative in supporting me to open this new centre aimed at supporting older people.”

The official opening of the new centre will take place on Wednesday, December 7.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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