Older people can swap slippers for less slippy ones for free

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Older people in West Norfolk are being urged to swap old slippers for a free new safer slip-resistant pair as part of a series of events to promote safety in the home.

The events are being hosted in partnership with Norfolk County Council’s Healthy Communities team.

A Slipper Swap will take place at Downham Library, The Priory Centre, Priory Road, on Wednesday, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

On Thursday, December 18, 10.30am to 12.30pm there will be an event at Gaywood Library, in River Lane.

And on Tuesday, January 27, 10am to midday there will be a Slipper Swap at Hunstanton Community Centre, Avenue Road, Hunstanton.

People can take their old slippers and swap for a new pair, while stocks last.

As well swapping their slippers, visitors can pick up free room thermometer and information leaflets from the county-wide Warm and Well campaign.

While waiting for their slippers to be fitted by Age UK volunteers, attendees can learn about falls prevention, the Older People’s Outreach Service run by the British Red Cross, free NHS Health Checks and the West Norfolk Befriending Service.

Flagship housing will be providing information on helpful technology for the home. The event is also a chance to learn about becoming a Dementia Friend and to find out more information about the Books on Prescription scheme which aims to help people manage their wellbeing through self-help reading.