As projections show that East Lindsey’s older population will continue to grow in coming years, the District Council is inviting people to look at how they can ‘age better.’
Although there are increasing numbers of older people living in East Lindsey, councils, hospitals and other organisations, are seeing their budgets reducing.
Under the title ‘Ageing Better in East Lindsey’, East Lindsey District Council is keen to explore innovative ways to support older people to live healthier happier lives for longer.
An event for older people, public bodies, voluntary and community groups and businesses is being held on October 31 at the Storehouse in Skegness to identify the sort of support that older people need and want, and to use these findings to make a bid to the Big Lottery Fund through its Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better Programme.
The district council’s champion for older people, Councillor William Gray, said: “In the current economic climate many organisations, including vital community groups and not for profit organisations, are feeling the pinch.
As part of the Ageing Better in East Lindsey project, we want to understand what it is like to be an older person in East Lindsey in 2013 and to identify existing support, as well as find out what help and support is needed in the future.”
As part of the project the council would like to hear from any local groups which offer help or support to older people. For more contact Teresa Forman by calling 01507 611111.
For more information about Ageing Better in East Lindsey visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/ageingbetter