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Christmas gifts for older people

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Are you looking for that perfect Christmas gift for your parent, Grandma or Grandad? Do you want them to keep their independence over the winter period and beyond? Then give the gift of independence and reassurance this Christmas with a community alarm from Herts Careline.

Community alarm advice in Letchworth and Baldock

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Its been a pleasure to meet members of the public at Letchworth Library's Slipper Swap Social and Older People's Active Learning (OPALS) in Baldock this week.Hosted by Hertfordshire Libraries and Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service respectively, the events gave us the opportunity to share our expertise with the older people who came to these events to learn vital skills to support their independence at home

Slipper Swap Social events at Libraries are coming soon!

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Come along to swap your old worn out slippers for a FREE new anti-slip pair to help avoid trips, slips and falls.

Supporting World Alzheimer's awareness day at Howard Cottage Housing Association Open Day

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To mark the culmination of World Alzheimer's month, Herts Careline attended the Open Day at Howard Cottage Housing Association's MacFayden Webb House in Letchworth on Friday.The event was a lively and heartening day, with the residents of the House, their Kingfisher Dementia Group and members of the public enjoying a seated exercise class, reminiscence experiences and an Elvis Tribute act!

Older People's Active Learning - a success in Royston

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Hosted by Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service, we're pleased to report that the Older People's Active Learning event in Royston was a great success. Very important message were delivered by Herts Careline, Royston Police, Herts Resilience, Trading Standards, North Herts Samaritans, Hertfordshire Independent Living Service, Crossroads Care, North Hertfordshire District Council and Age UK Hertfordshire.The next OPALS event is on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at Baldock Community Centre, 9.30am-1pm - come along and find out about the support available to older and vulnerable people living in Hertfordshire.

The flu jab

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Advice from the NHS website tell us:The Flu vaccination is available every year on the NHS to help protect adults and children at risk of flu and its complications.Flu can be more severe in certain people, such as:•anyone aged 65 and over•pregnant women•children and adults with an underlying health condition (such as long-term heart or respiratory disease)•children and adults with weakened immune systems
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