Careline Community Service attended an event last week aimed at helping older people to remain in their own homes for longer.
The Gadgets and Gizmos session, held at the Community Baptist Church, in South Lynn, gave residents the chance to try out a range of devices designed to help elderly people live safely and independently.
Representatives of Norfolk County Council’s assistive technology department N-Able and The Norfolk Fire Service also attended the event advising people on how to remain safe and well in their home. The items on display included Careline’s personal alarm, key safes, movement sensors, temperature monitors and even talking reminders that deliver messages to prompt people to do regular things, such as take medication.
Local county councillor Alexandra Kemp, who hosted the session, said: “One of Norfolk County Council’s key aims is for Norfolk, which has the fastest ageing population in England, to help residents stay living independently in their own homes as long as they can.”