Helping older people to live independently at home
Fairfield recently hosted an exhibition of local Oxford providers of services that can help us all to live well in older age. The exhibitors were keen to share their passion for their services that help people to live healthily and happily for longer in their own home.
People who live independently at home need a bit of support from time to time whether it is adapting the home for their changing needs and help with mobility and falls prevention to making sure they have a will, their paperwork is in order and everything in place financially.
The Living Well in Older Age event launched Fairfield’s Elderly Peoples Information Centre or EPIC. Given our experience of helping elderly people, Fairfield has set up EPIC, which covers everything to do with growing old. EPIC has leaflets and information about everything from health and wellbeing to financial and legal advice, to help people continue to live the life they want to live into older age. Local North Oxford and Summertown residents are welcome to pop in and use the hub anytime.
Many of the important topics for living well in older age were featured:
- Wellbeing – moving better and keeping fit
- Nutrition – eating a healthy diet
- Mobility – aids to help us get around
- Legal – wills and lasting powers of attorney
- Financial – planning for care home fees
- Social – meeting people and staying active
- Home – administrative help at home
Supporters of the Living Well in Older Age exhibition included:
Friendly Summertown based accountants who can help with later life financial planning including funding care home fees and how to balance later life expenditure with tax efficiency. www.shawgibbs.com
A lifestyle medicine and health gym in Summertown that helps clients to better mange existing health issues, to avoid future health issues and to become stronger and improve general fitness. www.viave-be.com
Blake Morgan LLP
Whatever someone’s circumstances now, Blake Morgan can help to ensure that they make it easy for their family in the future with advice on Wills, the reassurance of a lasting power of attorney plus probate, tax and trusts. www.blakemorgan.co.uk
The lovely ladies from ElWell help people improve their wellbeing as they get older with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition and lifestyle. ElWell makes home visits, making it as convenient as possible for clients and their family members or carers who may want to attend too. www.el-well.com
Oxford Wills & Probate
Information on the importance of having a will in place and keeping it up to date plus how to administer an estate when the time comes. www.oxfordwillsandprobate.co.uk
From their Summertown office, they can guide you to make sure that your family know what you want at your funeral as well as how to make the necessary arrangements. www.coopfunerals.co.uk
Sarah Fenton Administrative Services
Sarah offers confidential and caring administrative help in your own home whether it be to sort out papers, books and academic papers, photos and memoires. Email [email protected]
Each of these service providers has information in our EPIC. To arrange a visit to the EPIC information centre, call us on 01865 558413 or email [email protected]