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Learning to Care Forum

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What is the Learning to Care project?

The Learning to Care project at Bell House has been set up to help educate people on how to care for and support their elderly family, friends and neighbours through a series of talks and short films. With an ageing population, it is vital that we educate ourselves now on the best ways to offer support to the elderly people in our lives. 

Is this event for me?

Are you:

  • Involved in caring for an elderly family member?

  • Wanting to know more about how to support an elderly person in your life to stay in their own home and maintain their independence for as long as possible? 

  • An older member of the community wanting advice on how to continue to live independently in a safe manner?

  • Eager to learn more about topics such as dementia, will writing, and social services?


What to expect on the day

Join us at Bell House for our first Learning to Care event on November 24th where you will hear from: 

  • Sarah Jones on ‘The Best and Worst of Being a Carer’

  • Dr Mehool Patel, a geriatric specialist for Lewisham NHS, on ‘The Geriatric Giants’ including falls, strokes and memory loss

  • Cheryl Thompson, a solicitor for Glazer Delmar, on ‘Legal Matters’ surrounding the elderly including will writing 

Important information

The event will include opportunities for panel and audience discussion. You will also leave with a handout signposting useful national and local resources for elderly care. Doors open at 9.15am for a light breakfast with talks starting at 10am. Speakers will finish at 1pm with tea and biscuits served afterwards. 

This event is free to attend.

Earlier Event: November 23
82 Degrees: Violin and Cello Recital
Later Event: November 24
Introduction to Bookbinding