Health fair set to be held at civic centre

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NHS staff will be giving out advice and information at a Golden Age Fair in Eckington to highlight the range of support and health services offered to older people in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust will be among the organisations represented at the fair, organised by Rykneld Homes on Wednesday at Eckington Civic Centre between 11am and 1pm.

The event is open to anybody who wants to find out more about the range of help available for the needs of older people.

Patrick Murphy, general manager for Older People’s Mental Health Services at Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said: “There is much that we can do to support older people and their families to maintain a good quality of life for longer. Attending the Golden Age Fair gives us an opportunity to promote some of the services we provide that people may not already know about.”

Host of entertainment put on for residents

RESIDENTS at a Sheffield care home are being given a boost to their health and wellbeing with a programme of performances from a host of different acts.

Broomgrove nursing home, near the Botanical Gardens, has welcomed everyone from magicians to classical musicians to entertain and stimulate residents.

One of the most popular performers recently has been Sheffield’s own skiffle stars, the Yorkshire Teabags, who provided residents with whistles and other instruments so they could join in.

Jill Wall, manager at Broomgrove Nursing Home, said: “Enhancing the quality of life of our residents, as well as providing top quality care has been top of the Broomgrove agenda since I took over four years ago.

“A major factor in helping residents to live life to the full is being able to offer regular and varied entertainments that the residents want.”