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City centre officers team up with Age UK and partner agencies to support over 50s community

Posted on 18th November 2014

Visitors to Eagle Centre Market will have the opportunity to talk to their local officers who will be attending a community event next week.

Age UK will be hosting a series of Wellbeing events over the next six months which will be supported by the Police, and Derbyshire Fire Service as well as other agencies that offer support and advice to the elderly.

The theme for the first Wellbeing event will be Diabetes and Stroke and it will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 inside the Eagle Centre Market Derby.

PC Abdul Rafique of the city centre team said: “This is a great opportunity for the over 50s who want to obtain information in relation to their health as well as speak to local services that may be able to assist in their personal safety.

“We encourage you to pop along to this one but if you cannot make it there will be further events held in the future where we will be in attendance.

“We also hold regular fortnightly surgeries at the Eagle Centre Office after we discovered there was a need for us to hold a police surgery in the city centre where elderly members of the public could speak to use about issues in connection with local policing.

“We work closely with Ray Gumbley, the Derby Services & Advocacy Manager of Age UK Derby and Derbyshire and support his work by giving talk’s to over 50’s groups and advise on personal safety and home security.

"We try to encourage people to talk and report their worries rather than suffer in silence."

There will also be a chance to meet the Deputy Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa next Tuesday at the first Wellbeing Event.

Further dates of the Wellbeing events held between 10.30 and 12pm in the Eagle Centre Market are as follows:

Tuesday 9 December 2014        Annual Community Safety Event (this one will run from 9.30 - 1.30pm) with Derbyshire Constabulary and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service  

Tuesday 27 January 2015          Health and Wellbeing Event Theme: Depression, Social Isolation and Loneliness

Tuesday 24 February 2015        Health and Wellbeing Event Theme: Nutrition, Fit and Healthy

Tuesday 31 March 2015             Health and Wellbeing Event Theme: Cancer Awareness

Tuesday 28 Apr 28 2015             Health and Wellbeing Event Theme:  Healthy Mind and Body


Dates for the remaining Age UK Police Surgeries 2014 held at Age UK Office Eagle Centre Market Derby:

24 November 2014 - 10:30am to 12pm

08 December 2014 - 10:30am to 12pm

22 December 2014 - 10:30am to 12pm


To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team please call the non-emergency number: 101. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

To find out more about Age UK, visit the website: http://www.ageuk.org.uk



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