Free sessions to help older people stay safe and warm this winter (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Free sessions to help older people stay safe and warm this winter
11:46am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
PENSIONERS can pick up tips on how to stay safe and warm this winter at a series of free events in South Durham.
Age UK County Durham is working in Partnership with Durham County Council’s Trading Standards to provide electrical appliance safety testing sessions for older people next month.
The focus will be on appliances that are stored and brought out in the winter, including Christmas lights and electric blankets, as well as items where the wiring is wrapped or well-used, such as a hairdryer or toaster.
The aim is to prevent electrical fires, which can become more prevalent when items are heavily used or stored for long periods.
Information packs will be provided with ideas on how to keep warm and well, including useful telephone contacts.
Free fleece blankets and other useful items will also be handed out, while stocks last.
The events will be held at Coundon Library at the Eden Centre, Victoria Road, on Thursday, October 3, Sedgefield Library at Front Street on Thursday, October 17, and Chilton Library at Durham Road on Thursday, October 24.
All three sessions take place from 10am to noon.
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