Event in Budleigh highlights services for the elderly

PUBLISHED: 12:30 17 May 2017

Sir Hugo Swire, MP for East Devon, and Mark McGlade of Home Instead East Devon

Sir Hugo Swire, MP for East Devon, and Mark McGlade of Home Instead East Devon


The organiser of an information sharing event aimed at the elderly has urged people not to wait until ‘a crisis’ before getting informed.

The fourth annual Older Persons’ Information Day, organised by Home Instead Senior Care, will take place on Friday, May 19, at the Public Hall, Station Road, from 10am to 4pm.

Organisations such as Devon County Council, NHS, Age Concern and the Budleigh Salterton Medical Practice will be represented.

Home Instead director Mark McGlade said that family members concerned about relatives should take advantage of the event.

He added: “The Older Persons’ Information Day is an opportunity to gather information about support and services available to maintain independence at home in older age, support groups with advice on acute medical conditions, plus financial planning and legal advice in preparing for older age.

“The event is also an ideal opportunity for those considering a career or volunteering in health or social care to come along and meet the organisations that help keep us safe, healthy and well cared for in our local community.”

In addition to the exhibiting tables in the Public Hall, the event will feature a series of talks and presentations, between 10.15am and 4pm, which will take place in The Church on the Green, opposite the Public Hall.

The talks and presentations will end with a panel discussion and question and answer session from the public, including representatives from Devon County Council Adult Social Care, CQC, and a local GP from the Budleigh Salterton Medical Practice.

For more information and for the times of speakers, visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/eastdevon

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