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A positive approach to planning for the future

At a recent event for the construction industry, hosted by law firm Prettys, over 70% of attendees had not considered any care provision for after their retirement. For many people, it can be a daunting task, one which Prettys is hoping to demystify during a programme of free events being held during the Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Awareness Week (May 14th- 20th).

The events which will be hosted at Prettys’ Elm Street offices, and will include an “Ageing with Optimism” information session on how to prepare your affairs, understand your rights on care and capacity, how to live well with dementia and how to choose a good nursing home; drop in sessions for mental capacity advice and a screening of Mum and Me by Sue Bourne.

Open to those approaching retirement or planning for their future, as well as those helping to prepare for their parent’s older age, the programme of events will offer a range of positive guidance and practical advice on things to consider for older age.

Nigel George from Prettys’ Estate team, who is leading the event commented; “While we can’t stop growing older, we can do a lot to control how we grow older. We hope that our programme of events demonstrate how planning for both the financial and well-being aspects can help create a more positive ageing experience.  While we will be talking about dementia, we will also be looking at the bigger picture of how you can best age with optimism.  It’s important to keep your glass half full, not half empty.”

Events Programme

16th May – Ageing with Optimism: Two information sessions will take place (2pm-4pm and  6pm-8pm). Guests speakers include Cllr Roger Fern, Mayor of Ipswich, financial planner Andrew Duley, life coach and social worker Christine Whiting, Jacqui Martin from Cardinal Healthcare and health and fitness advice from Kim Bilner. The event is free but spaces are limited so booking is essential. For more information or to book a place please email Tanya Felton tfelton@prettys.co.uk

15th-19th May - Free drop-in sessions: 20 minutes free advice on your rights under the Mental Capacity Act sessions between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm (excluding Tuesday 16th pm) email ngeorge@prettys.co.uk or call 01473 232121.  It is best to book ahead to be sure of being seen.

18th May at 6.30 PM: A screening of Mum and Me by Sue Bourne “A funny, charming, quirky and sometimes harrowing record” of how Sue and her daughter Holly have helped Sue’s mum Ethel live with Alzheimer’s disease. The film will be followed by a Dementia friends information session. Admittance is free but donations are requested for the Alzheimer’s Society East Suffolk  Spaces are limited so booking is essential. For more information or to book a place please email Tanya Felton tfelton@prettys.co.uk or call 01473 232121




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