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GMFRS supports Older People’s Day

GREATER Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is reaching out to the elderly this autumn in celebration of Older People’s Day.

A number of events have been arranged that will allow staff from across the Service to spend time with older members of the community to keep them company and make sure they are safe in their homes.

The range of activities includes a Full of Life event at Wigan Youth Zone on Tuesday, September 29, and a coffee and bingo morning at Hollins Community Fire Station on Thursday, October 1.

Councillor David Acton, Chair of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority said: "People over the age of 60 have accounted for almost half of all fire fatalities in recent years and that age group accounts for less than 20 per cent of the population of Greater Manchester.

“If you're visiting your older relatives or friends or you can spare time to call in at a neighbour’s then please test their smoke alarm while you are there.  Working smoke alarms offer valuable time that can help people escape for their home in the event of a fire.”

A full timetable of activity can be found below and will be updated as and when additional events are planned.

For free safe and well advice from GMFRS visit or call 0800 555 815.

Borough: Location: When: Planned activity:
Salford Salford City Radio Monday, September 28 (time to be confirmed) Show dedicated to Older People's Day
Bolton Victoria Square, Bolton Town Centre

Tuesday, September 29, 9am - 3.30pm

Get Ready for Winter - come along and see our staff where there will be lots to see and do.
Wigan Wigan Youth Zone, Parson's Walk, WN1 1NU

Tuesday, September 29, 10am - 1.30pm

Celebrate Older People’s Day with Wigan Sheltered Housing and Information Partnership – giving safety advice to keep older people safer
Salford Buile Hill Park, Salford Thursday, October 1, 10am - 12noon Partner day with Helping Hands, Salford Adult Care Services - come along and see staff from GMFRS and Helping Hands who will be there offering advice.
Oldham Hollins Fire Station, Hollins Road, OL8 3BD Thursday, October 1, 11am - 2pm Coffee and bingo morning in partnership with Warm Homes and Age UK
Rochdale Rochdale Circle, St Georges Hall Thursday, October 1, 11.30am - 1.30pm Coffee morning - come along and see our staff and stall
Bury Bury Adult Care offices, Textile Hall, Manchester Road, BL9 0DG Thursday, October 1, 10am - 3pm Partnership with Age UK - Bury Adult Care Services is hosting an event with GMFRS and Age UK

Auden Court

Thursday, October 1 Tea and bingo – partnership with Age UK, Stroke Association and GMP

St Mary’s Parish Centre, Elbow Street, Levenshume, M19 3PY

Thursday, October 1 
11am - 3pm

Staff will be on stalls giving out safety advice and afternoon tea will be available

Manchester St Ninian’s Church, Whalley Range Thursday, October 1 Staff will be on stalls giving out safety advice
Manchester Frank Price Court, Cornhead Drive, Poundswick, Wythenshawe

Thursday, October 1

GMFRS staff are holding an event where residents are invited to take part.

Last update: 23/03/2016 08:19:27
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