Brunswick Gardens:

The Community Safety Department continue to develop ways of engaging with our most vulnerable members of society. Project Officer Andy Foster, based at the Lifewise Centre organised an event at the Brunswick Gardens Retirement Village, Woodhouse, Sheffield which took place on Wednesday 28th October 2015. Speakers included Andy Hall from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, Tina Weston from Trading Standards, Grace Weatherburn from Drink Wise-Age Well RVS and Tracy Simmons from Parkgate Mobility.

Attendees listened to seminars delivered by our partners raising awareness of issues including fire safety (fireworks and pets, smoke alarms for the hard of hearing, etc.), fraud and scams, alcohol awareness and mobility/disability aids.

Shirley Ashbridge, Brunswick Gardens Head Housekeeper said ‘I am grateful for the support that SYP, SYFR and partners continue to provide our residents here at Brunswick Gardens, all who attended enjoyed the subjects covered today and learned things that they had not been previously aware of’.

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Golden Years Roadshow:

The annual Golden Years Roadshow took place at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Sheffield on Friday 23rd October 2015. The event is aimed at the over 50’s and this year nearly 500 people attended.

Lifewise project officer Andy Foster was invited again this year to promote the work of the Community Safety Department by way of staffing a stall  and a seminar. Andy also arranged for South Yorkshire Fire Community Safety to put on a chip pan fire demonstration as well as having their on stall to promote fire safety.

Mr Phil Spenceley, MD for the company Golden Years thanked SYP and SYFR for their continued support, Phil also said that Andy’s seminar was, once again the most attended on the day, in fact hotel staff had to find additional seating for people wishing to attend. Andy said ‘these events are a great way to engage with older people, new partnerships were formed along with bookings for the 2016 ‘Get Lifewise’ events’.