High-tech solutions for independent living to go on show in King’s Lynn

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Ways of helping older people to remain in their own homes for longer will be showcased at an event in South Lynn next week.

The Gadgets and Gizmos session will be held at the Community Baptist Church, on Wisbech Road, this Monday, February 29, between 10am and 1pm.

The event will give residents the chance to try out a range of devices designed to help elderly people live safely and independently.

The items on display will include movement sensors, temperature monitors and even talking reminders that deliver messages to prompt people to do regular things, such as take medication.

Representatives of Norfolk County Council’s assistive technology department, West Norfolk Council’s Care and Repair service and the West Norfolk Carers will also be at the event.

Local county councillor Alexandra Kemp, who is hosting the session, said: “One of Norfolk County Council’s key aims is for Norfolk, which has the fastest ageing population in England, to help residents stay living independently in their own homes as long as they can.”

For more information, phone Miss Kemp on 01553 630329 or email alexandra.kemp@norfolk.gov.uk.