On Friday 28th October 2016, Tracey will be hosting her second Medway Pensioners Advice and Information Fair between 10am and 2pm at the Victory Academy, Magpie Hall Rd, Chatham, ME4 5JB
After the success of the Fairs in both Aylesford and Medway last year, Tracey is continuing to host Fairs across her constituency for a second year running. Tracey is inviting all pensioners, their families, friends and carers to attend the event in the Medway area of her constituency. It is a free event which aims to share information and advice about the local services, support and activities available across the local area. This year the Fair will be bigger and better than the last and will for the first time include advice from Kent Police and Trading Standards on scams and safety
Recognising that with a little extra support older people can live well and provide an outstanding contribution to the community, Tracey is committed to taking a proactive approach. She said:
“As a local MP I receive a significant number of requests each day from older people relating to a wide range of issues and am committed to taking a proactive approach. It is upsetting that so many constituents come to me for help only when their position becomes a crisis, so it is my aim with the Fair is to ensure Pensioners are aware of the various local services available to them and how I may be in a position to assist them to continue to play an active role in the community with the support that allows them to do so. I envisaged these fairs to be like freshers fairs for older people, championing the concerns of older people is something I feel very passionately about and is key policy area I have campaigned on in Parliament and the local community. I wanted to bring all of this expertise together in one place for the benefit of those who need the services and the community. I am delighted and completely overwhelmed with what a success they were and so I am committed to continuing them! I am particularly excited with the new feature of talks at the upcoming Medway Fair and think it will be a great interactive way for constituents to not only visit the fair but also have the free opportunity to drop-into the talks and presentations which are open to all visitors. I look forward to seeing as many of my constituents there on the 28th!”
There are over 40 organisations confirmed to have a stall at this event, including Active Retirement Associations, Care Groups, Charities, Council Services, Kent Community HealthTrust, Seniors Forums, Leisure and Sporting Groups, Womens Institutes, Gardening Groups, Citizens Advice Bureau, libraries, charities and many more! There will also be a tea and coffee stall for all visitors with free onsite parking.
Local resident, John Hoare, 77, who attended the fair last year said:
“This is a fabulous event and I encourage all older people who are lonely or in need of any services and support to attend. Too often people have to find all the information about services in bits and pieces from different recommendations, this event brings them all to one place, and access to the right support is life changer for older people who are lonely and isolated.”
Tracey hopes these events will continue to provide local residents with useful information and encourages constituents to pop along on the day- everybody is welcome!
For further information please contact 01634 673180 or email [email protected].