Taking Care and Taking Control of your Future
Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, domicillary care team Caremark and Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers, joined forces in a recent ‘Taking Care’ informative afternoon as part of National Carer’s Week and were praised by the Mayor of Oldham, Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman for bringing organisations together.
The aim was to encourage people to plan ahead for later life making sure their wishes are carried out as they get older.
Planning your future, your finances, your health, your care, your legacy, were all part of the theme and exhibitors from a wide range of organisations were on hand to give advice.
“With over 7 million carers in the UK it has never been more important that people plan ahead,” said Suzanne Wright, of Pearson Solicitors. “We wanted to create a drop in afternoon for the carers of Oldham and their families to access the relevant information they need and get them thinking about planning their futures.
“Almost 75% of us don’t have a will and just this one thing could make life so much easier for our families - the aim of this event was to stress the need to take care of ourselves and our families in many different ways,” she added.
Stephanie Doherty, of Caremark is conscious of the need for organisations to bring their expertise to the table when it comes to looking after older people.
“We’re an ageing population and we need to recognise it and make life easier for the generations to come,” she said.
“Dr Kershaw’s didn’t hesitate when Pearsons and Caremark asked us to be part of their ‘Taking Care’ event. It’s a real opportunity to get involved with the carers of Oldham and hopefully raise awareness of the Hospice and what we do”, added Angela Higham, of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.
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