Elderly people in Morley are being invited to a free information day organised by councillors and volunteers.
Coun Karen Bruce and colleagues on Outer South Area Committee have donated £2,000 towards two Older Persons’ Information Days due to take place in October.
The events are part of a number of city wide events in celebration of the International Day of Older People (IDOP) and there will be many organisations present with useful information to give older people the information and advice to live in their own homes with comfort, dignity, and security for as long as they choose.
In addition to free refreshments there will be a free prize draw which can be entered by completing and returning an evaluation and feedback form.
Funding will will be used for an event being hosted by Morley Elderly Action at Morley Town Hall on Tuesday, October 1.
Morley Elderly Action is a registered charity that helps and supports people over the age of 60 to remain living independently within their own home environment.
They provide services to combat social isolation and also help with gardening, benefits and liaison with the Police.
The theme this year for IDOP is the “The future we want: what older persons are saying” and has been chosen to draw attention to the efforts of older people, civil society organisations and United Nations organisations to place the issue of ageing on the international development agenda.
Coun Bruce said: “Similar events elsewhere in Leeds have been a great success. It is important to do all we can to make older residents aware of the services on offer to help them, and also to give them the opportunity to become more involved in their communities and get together to meet new people.
“Morley Elderly Action do a fantastic job supporting the elderly in their community and they are much loved by the people they help.”