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Warm Welcome for Senior Citizens at Winter Showcase

Winter warmer longridge - Advice for the elderly Published Friday, 13 February 2015

Over 100 elderly Ribble Valley residents received a warm welcome at a winter showcase in Longridge.

The event, hosted by Ribble Valley Borough Council and the Ribble Valley Seniors’ Forum, featured advice and information on the help available to senior citizens during the winter months.

Exhibitors at the Longridge Civic Hall event included 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 was also a cookery demonstration by the Seafood Pub Company, which served a free hot lunch to attendees.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s partnership officer, Dilys Day, said: “Winter can be a tough time for the elderly and we are working with our partners to ensure the borough’s senior citizens receive the help and support they need to stay warm and combat loneliness and isolation during the cold, dark months.

“Our thanks go to everyone who helped to make the event such a success and we will be looking to repeat it next year.” 

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