Get Set for Winter

Helping our residents stay safe and warm

Get Set for Winter events are being held in libraries to give local people a chance to find out how to avoid falls and stay warm and well over winter.


Visitors can learn about equipment and aids to help stay safe at home and try some falls prevention exercises guided by Occupational Therapists and Social Workers. Old worn out slippers can cause trips and falls leading to hospitalisation and loss of independence. These can be exchanged for a new anti-slip pair. Lots of helpful information and advice will be available from library staff, HertsHelp, Age Uk, Carers in Herts, Hertfordshire Independent Living Service, Police, Fire Services and others.

Items from the Reminiscence Collection, which supports people with memory loss, will be on display, including Memory Boxes. Library members can borrow these free, to share with friends and family. Carers can hear about the benefits of a Carers Library Card. Learn more about the Home Library Service. Libraries are also now information points for social care enquires. Library staff will be happy to help with information about any of these services and to set up or update membership.

Categories
Type of event
Keep social
When
9 December 2016 at 10:00 - 12:00
Prices
Child: Free
Adult: Free
Concessionary: Free
Venue

Welwyn Garden City Central Library and Information Service

Campus West

Welwyn Garden City

Hertfordshire

AL8 6AJ