An event giving advice to older people on staying safe across a whole range of topics returned yesterday (Thursday, September 27).
The Older Persons’ Crucial Crew, now in its fifth year, was held at Clacton’s Princes Theatre.More than 100 people came to the free-to-attend event, organised by us, which saw speakers give advice from seven organisations, ranging from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to Essex Police, and a solicitors’ firm.
Other community groups also had stands at the event, which was opened by Essex Police’s Tendring Community Policing Team Inspector Darren Deex.
The event is run like speed-dating, where speakers from each organisation talk to smaller groups, allowing people to really listen and ask questions and get more out of the event.
Lynda McWilliams, Tendring Community Safety Partnership chairwoman, said she was pleased with how the event went.
“This event is a great way of picking up some really useful tips on everything from fire safety and preventing crime, to having a will and keeping fit and healthy,” Cllr McWilliams said.
“Each year the Crucial Crew is more popular and I am pleased to see so many people come along, recognising you can always learn something new – I know I always pick up a tip I had not heard before.”