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Highlighting safety in the home
EVENTS are being held across Dorset to raise awareness of dangers in the home.
Dorset Partnership for Older People’s Programme has teamed up with Dorset Fire and Rescue Service to hold 17 events with information about surviving winter, accessing aids and adaptations for your home and managing finances.
An event is being held at Verwood Memorial Hall on November 6 at 2.30pm, where older people will have the chance to bin their sloppy slippers and collect a new pair fitted free of charge, as well as receiving information on ‘staying steady’.
Cllr Jill Haynes, cabinet member for adult social care at Dorset County Council, said: “There are things you can do to reduce the risks and stay healthy. Visitors can also pick up helpful information on health, local activities, older people’s forums and advice on how to live safely.”
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