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1 October is the International Day of Older Persons

1 October is the International Day of Older Persons

1 October is the International Day of Older Persons

  • This year marks 31 years of the International Day of Older Persons.
  • It’s led by the United Nations.
  • A day for awareness of wellbeing, contributions to society and elder abuse.
  • This year’s theme is Linking Lives: a time to reconnect and celebrate the strength of diverse communities.
  • Get involved online using the social media hashtag #UNIDOP

 

Activities for tenants living in sheltered and extra care homes

We’re pleased we’ve been able to safely restart our in-scheme activities and social events programme for tenants living in our sheltered and extra care homes.

Stay tuned for more details and photos from a series of events we’re running to help neighbours reconnect with confidence after 19 months of the pandemic.

With the help of external grant funding- activities include a variety of craft, film, lunch and afternoon tea events across under-one-roof and extra care schemes.

 

We want to recognise your community contributions as an older person

We post a printed newsletter, called Quarter Turn, every few months to around 4,500 households. You’ll receive it if you live in a Bolton at Home extra care scheme, sheltered housing, in general let with Careline, or if you’re aged over 70 and live in our general let housing without Careline.

We include information on staying safe, details of support that’s available to you, service updates, the history of social housing in Bolton and people’s achievements.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised for their community efforts and helping others? We could feature you/others in Quarter Turn and elsewhere, and challenge some of the stigma and stereotypes that exist around age and ageing.

If you’ve got a story to share with us, please email us at news@boltonathome.org.uk.

 

Eyes wide open to elder abuse and support available

Our Domestic Abuse and Violence Team supports victims of abuse. We’ve worked in this field for a number of years and we offer intensive support where it’s needed.

Abuse can be psychological, physical, sexual, financial and emotional.

To encourage friends, neighbours or even strangers to come forward and report abuse when they see it, we run a campaign called Eyes Wide Open.

We understand that those outside of the abuse are often either reluctant to come forward or don’t know how to spot the signs. Indeed, victims themselves don’t always recognise that they’re being abused. 

We promote this campaign to raise awareness of what to look for. And we encourage you to contact us- anonymously if you prefer- if you think someone could be a victim of abuse or neglect. We’ll either give you advice or investigate the situation ourselves.

Some of the signs to look out for are:

  • injuries with the excuse of ‘accidents’;
  • frequently miss commitments or occasions without explanation;
  • dress in clothing designed to hide bruises or scars (e.g. wearing long sleeves in the summer or sunglasses indoors);
  • appearing anxious or worried.

If you’re experiencing domestic abuse, or you’re worried about someone else, you can contact us in confidence by phoning our specialist team on 01204 329636 or 01204 327997 during office hours.

 

Here for you if you need us

Please contact us if you’re feeling worried, lonely or unsure about how we’re working and how we can help you.

You can:

• phone us on 01204 328000;

• contact your Sustaining Tenancy Advisor if you have one;

• use our website and webchat;

• stay up to date with us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Stay safe and take care.

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TAP4 Issue 7 - released 25 June 2021

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