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Local MP praises organisers for their support for older people in Aintree

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Aintree's Labour MP, Bill Esterson, was full of praise for the staff and volunteers who organised the Health and Wellbeing day at Old Roan Methodist Church.

 
The event was organised By Chris Shelley and was supported by a number of voluntary organisations as well as by Sefton Council and the NHS.
 
Old Roan Methodist Church hosted an older persons information and advice day. Many local agencies, including The Alzheimers Society,  SMILE, Age Concern, local NHS services, South Sefton Foodbank and the fire brigade were represented offering help and advice to all who attended. 
The Minister Revd Viv Gasteen said, "We are delighted to serve the older members of our community in this way." 
Local MP, Bill Esterson met staff and volunteers and chatted to some of the residents who attended during the event at OldRoan Methodist Church. Mr Esterson said, "Thank you to Chris Shelley and to everyone who helped organise such a successful event. It was clear that older people in and around Aintree really appreciated the advice and help that was available on the day and I would also like to thank all of the organisations who contributed. Ian Roxburgh from Aintree Community Centre told me about the event and I was glad I could drop in to support the excellent work of all of the groups who attended. Ian and his team of volunteers and trustees do an excellent job in Aintree and I would encourage residents to support the community centre in Oriel Drive. Thank you also to Old Roan Methodist Church and Revd Viv Gasteen for hosting the event. It is vital that we all support our older people. Aintree and East Sefton as a whole has many older people and in fact my constituency of Sefton Central has one of the oldest populations in the country, so it is vital that we do all we can to help. That's why it was so encouraging to see so many people doing what they can for our community.
 
"I am sure that the older people who attended were extremely grateful for the help they received and I hope that similar events will be held right across my constituency so that many more people can be helped. 
 
"Thank you again to everyone who helped at the event and for all the fine work you do every day of the year."

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