Wyllyotts Theater Hosts Safety Event for Seniors

08:15 March 24, 2022

A free event to promote safety, help and advice for people aged 60 and over is coming to Potters Bar.

The event takes place at the Wyllyotts Theater between 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31.

Representatives from Hertsmere Borough Council (HBC), Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue, Herts Police, Trading Standards, MIND and the Alzheimer’s Society will be on hand to offer advice and support.

Speakers will visit residents at their tables and there will be stalls set up for people to visit to discuss the issues in more detail. Attendees will also receive complimentary refreshments and a hot lunch.

Cllr Pervez Choudhury, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety at HBC, said: ‘The purpose of the safety event is to help our older community feel safer by providing a sample of support, guidance and help in the local community. Advice will be given on security inside and outside the home, scams and how to avoid them; and how to live a healthier and more independent life.

“We know that loneliness has also been a serious issue for many people during the pandemic, so this is also a great opportunity for our older community to come together for a fun morning, meet new people and experience the support available for them. Everyone will also receive free refreshments and a delicious hot lunch, courtesy of the Herts Independent Living Service.

Steve Holton, Zone Commander for Prevention, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “We welcome the opportunity to be part of the county-wide OPALS events. These events are aimed at older people and cover a wide range of topics.

“Our statistics show that older people are more likely to be victims of a fire and having the opportunity to educate attendees on fire safety issues and possibly follow that up with a home visit is something something the fire department is proud to be involved in.”

To find out more about the event or to book your free place, please contact Linda Hammond on 020 8207 7801 or email: [email protected]