Monday, 5 September 2011

Age UK benefits from coffee morning in Harrow

If you happen to be passing the St Georges Shopping Centre on Friday 26 August, why not drop in at Wilkinson for their charity-supporting coffee morning?

Just think about it – there are many benefits to stopping by. You can get a decent cup of coffee, a little shot of caffeine to help you in your shopping endeavours and you can meet some interesting people to chat to.

More importantly, however, you would also be supporting the charity Age UK, which focuses on the many elderly people living in the UK at the moment. Wilkinson is a shop with a heart – they had a coffee morning using coffee machines in June too.

The locals who attend the event will also have the opportunity of learning about how to deal with issues that trouble them and get general advice about their daily challenges.

Age UK recognises that the older population needs information and advice on the issues that face them as they age. This advice covers all sorts of topics, from financial worries, health issues, housing problems or concerns and equipment to help the aged within the home. They also operate a free national information line, which is available every day, from 8am to 7pm and they also offer guidance leaflets, factsheets and other publications on relevant topics.

The charity does much other good work too – for example, campaigning for changes to help the aged, such as reforming the care system or improving local transport. It has also achieved breakthroughs in its research programme into how to improve the lives of older people.

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