Information Day proves a hit with District’s older residents

Wickham Community Centre played host to an ‘Over 55’s Information Day’ on Tuesday 2 June; attracting hundreds of residents from within the Winchester District. The event was organised by the Winchester District Older Persons’ Partnership and followed on from the success of the previous event in October last year. 

The event was designed to help people find out information about the services available to them. It followed close consultations with older residents who highlighted ‘access to information’ as one of their main concerns.

The free event covered a wide range of subjects from Benefits, Pensions, Transport, Healthcare, Active lifestyles, and Further Education.

More than 30 organisations attended the event in Wickham, including Age Concern, the Pensions Service, Meon Valley Carers, Winchester City Council, the Police, Intouch Handyman Service, and many more.

Cllr Cooper, Winchester City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Communities and Safety, said:

“These information days offer a great opportunity for older people to find out what services are available to them. As the previous information day took place in central Winchester, we wanted to host this latest event in Wickham to make it more accessible to residents in the southern parishes”

He added:

"The Winchester Older Persons Partnership is committed to ensuring that we do all we can to ensure that the over 55's in our District have the best opportunities to access all the services they need and we will continue to use events like this and other forums to spread the word"