Older Persons Information Fair Set To Return For Another Year At Havant Location - The Directory Group

Older Persons Information Fair set to return for another year at Havant location


The Community Groups and Older Persons Information Fair, which last year attracted more than 1,000 people at its then Hayling Island location, allows people to understand more about community groups and clubs.

The Fair will be held at the Meridian Centre on Friday 3 August from 10am to 2pm.

This year it is expected to feature around 40 exhibitors – those confirmed as attending include Hampshire Police, Hayling Island Choir, Staunton Farm and Country Park, Dementia Friends, Churchers Solicitors, Pensions Advisory Service, Barclays and Hampshire County Council.

Alan Mak, MP for the area, says the popularity with residents initiated the decision to expand the event.

He said: “My first two Older Persons Information Fairs were big successes and proved popular with residents, so I decided to expand the event to include some of our excellent community groups.

“Combined with an excellent new central location in the Meridian Centre, it should be a great day showcasing the very best of what is on offer for residents in the community while also signposting essential services.”

Like previous years, there will be a focus on providing advice to senior citizens.

Older people, carers, family, neighbours and friends can speak to a range of specialist organisations, businesses, government agencies and community groups serving to help older people.

There will be the chance to ask questions about health, wellbeing or benefits in addition to gathering information about activities.

Rory Massey, operations manager of Age UK Portsmouth, expressed his delight about the return of the Fair, saying: “Last year it was a very well attended event with a wide range of exhibitors.

“So, whether you are interested in joining a club or would like to find out more about what support is available in the community, I encourage you to come along.”

The centre management say they are pleased to host the Fair and add it is an accessible venue for people of all abilities to attend.

Anyone interested in exhibiting on the day may email: alan.mak.mp@parliament.uk

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, and Meon Valley