Healthy turn out for Gorefield event

Keeping fit and healthy and staying safe in their homes were top of the agenda for those who attended a Golden Age event in Gorefield.

Of the 61 people who went along, 34 visited the New Vision Fitness stand to get information on leisure services or have their blood pressure tested. MyTime Active also carried out 12 general health checks.

Eight residents took advantage of the latest free electric blanket exchange organised by the Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) and Fenland District Council. Two others made arrangements for smoke alarms to be fitted in their homes.

Five people signed up for free home energy assessments through Age UK Cambridgeshire.

Three residents who consulted the Fenland Ferret discovered that between them they could be entitled to claim more than £3,400 in various benefits.

All the groups that had stalls said they had had a good response on the day, with the village’s luncheon club and Street Pride being among those who succeeded in recruiting new members.

Macmillan Cancer Support also said there had been a lot of interest in their work.

The next Golden Age event will be at the King Edward Centre in Chatteris on July 25, 10am-1pm.