Free Slippers For Over 50's
8:08am 2nd October 2013
(Updated 8:56am 2nd October 2013)
People over the age of 50 in Dorchester have been nabbing themselves a free pair of slippers.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service have joined forces with the Dorset Partnership for Older People to raise awareness about potentitial dangers in the home, one of these being tripping over your slippers.
Dorchester's Corn Exchange and a variety of other organisations were all offering tips on how to stay safe in the house.
Wessex FM popped in and spoke to Programme Manager Sue Warr, "I'd just encourage everybody to come in. What we're trying to do is get the message across that there are actions that you can take that make you safer and steadier on your feet, and there are actions that you can have put into your home that make your home a safer place to live in."
Head of Prevention at Dorset Fire and Rescue Service, Linzi Holt said: “We are delighted to working with POPP to help older people in our communities stay safe in their homes. International Older People’s Day is the perfect opportunity to help some of the most help some of the most vulnerable people in our communities keep safe going into winter – and to continue contributing to society and remain full of life for as long as possible.”
The team involved will be holding similar events with more slippers and advice around the county over the next few weeks:
Wednesday, October 2nd, Shaftesbury Town Hall, 10am - 12pm.
Friday, October 4th , Lyme Regis Woodmead Hall, 10am - 12pm.
Tuesday, October 8th, Portland Community 2000 Hall, 10am - 12pm.
Wednesday, October 9th, Weymouth Community Safety Centre, 10am - 12pm.
Tuesday, October 15th, Blandford Hall,10am - 12pm.
Tuesday, October 22nd, Bridport Church House Hall, 12pm – 3pm