Health event to help put the spring in the step of Soham 80 year olds and over

A letter inviting all Soham 80 year olds and over to a Spring Get Together could be just what the Doctor ordered in keeping them on track with their health and living independently.

More than 500 people from Soham have been written to by Staploe Medical Centre to attend the event at the town’s Library organised by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Neighbourhood Cares Pilot project.

The event taking place at Soham Library on 2 May between 10 and 12 pm, will be attended by GPs, local councils and a host of voluntary organisations, such as, the Alzheimer’s Society, Contact the Elderly and Camsight, and many more. They can offer a wealth of advice on how older people can stay healthy and independent in their own homes and the support they can receive should they need it.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Anna Bailey, Chairwoman of the Adults Committee, said: “Neighbourhood Cares is about rooting social care and health support firmly within the community at a very local level, to plan and deliver support on a community wide basis. It’s great to see GPs, the Council and local organisations joining forces at the Spring Get Together and I’d encourage all 80 year olds and over, and their families if possible, to go along to find out about advice to remain healthy and independent and what support is available to them locally.”


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