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Warm Up this Winter Call to Senior Citizens

Published Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Warm up this winter and grab a free lunch is the message to Ribble Valley residents aged over 60.

Ribble Valley Borough Council has joined forces with the Ribble Valley Seniors’ Forum to host a free winter warmth event at Longridge Civic Hall on Thursday 5 February , from 11.00am to 2.00pm.

The event will include advice and information on the help available during the winter months.

Exhibitors include Ribble Valley Borough Council, Age UK Lancashire, Help Direct, the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, the Ribble Valley Foodbank, Lancashire County council’s slips and falls team, the Little Green Bus community transport scheme and St Vincent’s Homecare and Repair.

There will also be a cookery demonstration by the award-winning Seafood Pub Company, which owns the Assheton Arms in Downham and Derby Arms, Longridge.

And a free hot lunch will be up for grabs on a first-come-first-served basis, as well as pre-booked transport for residents who otherwise might not be able to attend.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s partnership officer, Dilys Day, said: “Winter can be a tough time for the elderly. Many struggle to keep their home warm enough to combat the cold weather and pay heating bills.

“We are working with our partners to ensure the borough’s elderly residents receive the help and support they need to stay warm and combat loneliness and isolation during the cold, dark months.”

Senior citizens concerned about staying warm this winter are invited to attend the event, but the free transport is only available on a first-come-first-served basis by pre-booking.

Further information and bookings are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111.

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