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Event promoting advice and services for older people

28 June 2022

Older People's Fair

North Northamptonshire Council is working with partners from the voluntary, community and public sector to deliver an event this Friday promoting services and advice aimed at older people, retirees and those planning for retirement.

The Older People’s Fair will be free to enter and will be held at the Corn Market Hall in Kettering this Friday (1 July) from 10am to 3pm. 

A range of organisations will be exhibiting at the event including:

  • Accommodation Concern
  • Age UK Northamptonshire
  • Citizens Advice
  • Northamptonshire Police (Fraud / scam awareness & Neighbourhood Watch)
  • Marlow House (Vine Community Trust)
  • North Northamptonshire Council (including a range of information on adult social care services, occupational therapy, money & debt management, public health and leisure services for older people).

The event is targeted at older people – those who may be retired or planning for retirement.  The information provided at the event will also be useful for family members and carers who may be supporting older persons and who could benefit from knowing more about the services available. Those looking to get involved in volunteering will also find the event of interest.

This is the first event of its type we have organised in North Northamptonshire and I am delighted that a range of community organisations are working together to provide information to older people living in the area.  A lot of people who are retired or planning their retirement are not aware of the advice and support that is available to them.  This event aims to help address that.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council
I think this event is an excellent idea and I am delighted that we will be providing information on health and wellbeing support as well as how people can access important services such as adult social care. Raising awareness of the advice and support available is vitally important and I am delighted that we are working with a range of organisations to help achieve this aim.Cllr Helen Harrison, Executive Member for Adults, Health and Wellbeing

More information can be found on our Older People’s Fair webpage.