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Golden Age Fair comes to Chatteris

A popular Fenland District Council event dedicated to helping the over 60s find out what benefits and services they are entitled to returns to Chatteris on Friday 30 September.

Older couple

The Council's next Golden Age Fair is being held at the King Edward Centre in King Edwards Road, Chatteris, between 11am and 2pm.

During the free event, Citizens Advice Rural Cambs will be on hand to offer energy advice, while Healthy You and the Council's Active Fenland team will be offering health checks and fitness tips, along with short activity taster sessions.

There will also be stands offering information and advice on local services, home safety, and claiming benefits and entitlements.

All visitors will also receive a free canvas shopping bag filled with goodies, and there will be tea, coffee, and biscuits also available free of charge.

Cllr Sam Clark, Fenland District Council's Portfolio Holder responsible for health and leisure and the Golden Age team leader, said: "I'm delighted that the Golden Age team is back with a fair in Chatteris. It is our second fair since relaunching them following the COVID-19 pandemic, and they are as important as ever.

"They bring together the local community and raise awareness of all the fantastic work local and national organisations do to support older people. People who come along to these events also make new friends and that can make a real difference to the lives of older people, so many of whom suffer from loneliness and isolation."

"I am really looking forward to seeing as many residents of Chatteris and the surrounding areas as I can at this event."

Organisations attending the fair include Age UK, Caring Together, Cambridgeshire Police's Bobby Scheme, Care Network, Cambs Library Service, Alzheimer's Society, Healthy You, the East of England Ambulance Service, CamSight and energy charity PECT.

For more information visit our Golden Age webpage or contact the Council's Golden Age team via email at goldenage@fenland.gov.uk or call 01354 654321.


Article date: September 2022

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