Community senior event to launch in Sutton Coldfield

Community senior event to launch in Sutton Coldfield

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Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, together with Care UK have teamed up to create a new community event aimed at those of retirement age and above.

Sutton Coldfield Senior Showcase is a free entry event to be held at the Town Hall, in the West Midlands, on the afternoon of Thursday 12th September.

There will be around 50 stallholders, with many offering taster sessions of activities ranging from senior ballet to sing-alongs, nordic walking to a quiz. Visitors can learn to become a Dementia Friend in a one hour session, sit in a financial planning talk or learn about wills and power of attorney in a presentation by local solicitors Enoch Evans.

Sutton Ramblers will lead a one hour walk into the park at 3pm and a dementia friendly barber will be on hand to give free gentlemen’s haircuts.

Coffee, Tea and Muffins, plus full bar service will be available in the Sir Doug Ellis Lounge. Sessions and stalls will take place between 12pm and 4pm.

Organisers Julie Rennison from the Town Hall and Rachel Mackay from Care UK’s Mercia Grange have enjoyed the support of many local companies to put together this inaugural event.

Julie said: “There are so many charities, services and activities available to our senior community and we hope this event will present them in a fun and informative environment.” Rachel added “There will be lots of things to try and experts on hand – from I.T. advice to transport and accommodation. There are also plenty of chances to learn where to volunteer and meet new people. We’ve had two meetings for stallholders and people are really keen to make this a lively and interesting day out.”

The charity venue is very close to the train station, public car parks and is a short walk from the bus station and from Lichfield Road bus stops. A raffle will be held to support the Town Hall’s ambitious renovation plans and maintenance.

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