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Wiltshire holds slipper exchanges

Older people in Wiltshire are being invited to put their best foot forward and take advantage of free slipper exchanges.

To help keep people safe Wiltshire County Council are organising slipper exchanges in Salisbury, Devizes and Amesbury.

Wednesday 1 October is International Day of Older People and the Slipper Exchange is taking place at a celebration of the skills and achievements of older people living in South Wiltshire, organised by Age Concern Salisbury District.

At all the Slipper Exchanges there will be advice and information available from a range of organisations including Age Concern, Wiltshire Primary Care Trust, and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

People will also be able to find out about a variety of county council services including trading standards, care and support services for older people and libraries.

People over 65 can bring along a pair of old, worn-out slippers and exchange them free for a new pair which will be fitted by trained fitters. The new slippers are comfortable, warm and safe and will help reduce the risk of falls.

Words fail me.

Comments

Well, poorly fitting slippers kill more people than road accidents by a big way. If crazy events like that get the message across maybe they aren't so crazy.

'People over 65 can bring along a pair of old, worn-out slippers and exchange them free for a new pair which will be fitted by trained fitters. The new slippers are comfortable, warm and safe and will help reduce the risk of falls.`

Morons. How dare they patronise us, seeing us all as wobbly old dodderers. I am aged 66. I shoot, drive a sporty car, play squash, and maintain an acre of garden. Warm, safe slippers ! Dear God.....

Helen

Can the old folk choose a pair of Nikes- could be handy, mine wear out after about 500 miles. Walsh's would be good too, though they do last a bit longer.

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