Haverhill Valuing Older People Event

This morning I was asked to open the Haverhill Valuing Older People Event and say a few words, by the Haverhill Older Persons Forum.

It really was a very informative and exciting event. Frankly it is more important than ever before that Suffolk organisations work together to support people in their communities to get the help and information they need; and although the day’s focus was on older people and their families and carers, this applies to everyone, no matter whom they are and where they live.

It was great to see the sheer range and breadth of services available from so many different organisations.

Haverhill is a thriving community, and whether you want to know more about local activities to help you stay fit and well, equipment to help you remain independent at home or even tips for healthy eating, was there at the Leisure Centre today.

I was at the end of the event told a wonderful story about one lady who visited the Suffolk Family Carers stand and was seen crying as she left, she was asked if anything was the matter and she explained that she had become a carer for her mum and thought she was alone in dealing with an increasingly difficult role and she was so relieved to find that there are others in her situation and that organisations and people are here to help, that shows the importance of putting on such events.

I would like to say a big thank you to Haverhill Older Persons Forum who have worked so hard to make the event such a resounding success.

This clearly shows what can be achieved when organisation work together with energy and commitment to improve the lives of older people.

About askcolinnoble
I'm a Conservative politician-lite, I dabble a bit in Party Politics with my main focus of working hard and being a strong voice for my community making sure local government delivers quality services and fellow residents get value for money for their hard earned money they pay in Council tax | Where this Gravatar appears and I am expressing my views or liking something I do so in a personal capacity and does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Suffolk County Council, Forest Heath District Council, the Conservative Party or come to think of it anyone else | But having said the above at an election time and to stay legal anything I write is promoted by Lance Stanbury on behalf of Colin Noble, both at West Suffolk Conservative Association, Unit 8, Swan Lane Business Park, Exning, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 7FN

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