A RECORD turn-out attended Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid’s third annual Pensioners Advice Fair at the Council House, Parkside today, writes Ryan Smith.
There were performances of classic 1960s and 1970s songs and more than 50 exhibition stalls from organisations including The Royal British Legion, Age UK, Artrix Arts Centre and West Mercia Police.
Members of the Lickey Hills Art Society were at the event giving painting demonstrations, while the Kingfisher Probus Club was looking for recruits ahead of their monthly walk next Friday.
First Aid presentations were also available at one of the stands.
One resident, aged 78, said: “We think the event is excellent, its a very worthwhile day , there were lots of leaflets and stands to enjoy.”
This year’s fair was focused around Bromsgrove’s attempts to reduce the stigma attached to Alzheimer’s following the town gaining Friendly Community Status from the Alzheimer’s Society earlier this year.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s Worcestershire area manager Danny Dhadda said: “Bromsgrove is now a dementia friendly community but it doesn’t mean that our work here is done.
“We want people to know that anyone who has dementia that we are there to help them.”
Bromsgrove MP and Home Secretary Sajid Javid said: “Its fantastic to see so many people.
“We’ve had lots of charities and health advice.
“It’s been a really good response and it’s one of those things that any MP wants to do for their constituents, its just about helping people.”