Elderly in Corby get help to face winter

Elderly people in Corby are being urged to attend the first event of its kind in the town designed to help them stay well this winter
Elderly people in Corby are being urged to attend the first event of its kind in the town designed to help them stay well this winter
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Elderly people in Corby are being urged to attend the first event of its kind in the town designed to help them stay well this winter.

It is being held at the council chamber in the Cube from 11am until 1pm on Tuesday.

The session organised by Corby Clinical Commissioning Group and backed by the borough council will provide information about the services available to help the elderly and their families cope with the difficult winter period.

Corby Clinical Commissioning chairman Dr Peter Wilczynski said: “Winter is a tough time for all, particularly the elderly.

“Keeping warm and healthy is vital to get them through the cold period.

“It is important that elderly people are safe and able to use services and support that helps them to live as independently as possible.

“This event is a fantastic way for the residents of Corby to understand what support and advice organisations can offer them.”

Flu jabs for people aged 65 and over and those in an at-risk group will be available at the Winter Health and Wellbeing event, as well as blood pressure checks, blood glucose tests and lifestyle reviews.

Energy-saving kits will be available and representatives from the Big Energy Savers Project and Corby Warm Home Zone will be on hand to give people advice.