An open day offering a comprehensive range of services and activities for older people was held at Hunstanton’s Methodist Church Hall.
Organised by Hayes & Storr Solicitors, it was the first in a series of events planned for older people in the area.
Partner Margaret Taylor explained that the practice had expanded to offer care assessments and benefits advice in recent years.
She said: “This has added a new dimension to our work; we now have professionals in the firm who have experience in social work and care. We also work closely with many of the firms and organisations who are here today.”
The event was initiated to provide information and reassurance from a diverse range of businesses and organisations with a common aim of helping older people maintain an independent lifestyle. Exhibitors as diverse as a home delivery service of ready-prepared meals, financial advice, residential and home care, charities and clubs had a steady stream of visitors.
Accountant Kate Gigg said: “There have been a lot of questions about setting up a Power of Attorney and general enquires about finance and tax matters today.”
Amongst the exhibitors, the Stroke Association were offering free blood pressure testing and the University of the Third Age were on hand with details of local meetings and talks.
Standing, from left, are Vernon Simmons, Stuart Colborne Laura Weston and Christina Attridge from Hayes & Storr, Zoe Back from Extra Hands, Norma Ham representing U3A and Ben Smalley, a West Norfolk Council visiting officer
Seated: Susan Darbyshire Pastoral Visitor & Care Assessor for H&S Kathryn Gigg, of accountancy practice Kathryn Gigg & Co and Margaret Taylor, partner at Hayes & Storr.