Want to be in the know? Head to The Life Show!

Want to be in the know? Head to The Life Show!

The Life Show is heading to East Grinstead for the very first time, enabling older residents in the area to pick up some help and advice on how to get the most out of later life.

The Life Show is a completely free event, held each year by Mid Sussex District Council to help local people discover the wealth of lifestyle possibilities and opportunities available to older people in Mid Sussex. This year the event will be held at Meridian Hall, East Grinstead on Wednesday 11 September from 10am until 1pm.

The show is all about helping older residents to enjoy later life by promoting and advertising services that enable older people to remain fit and well and to continue independent living for as long as possible. When The Life Show was held in Burgess Hill last year it attracted more than 440 people and now older residents in the East Grinstead area have the chance to find out why it is so popular.

This year, The Life Show is packed with live demonstrations, free health check-ups and useful information. Local voluntary and statutory organisations will run information stands on a range of topics including health and wellbeing, safety, working, learning and volunteering opportunities. There is also entertainment in the form of ballroom and Spanish dancing demonstrations, a choir and live music performances.

With so much going on, the show floor is likely to be packed but those looking to escape the crowds will be able relax in a quiet area with complimentary tea, coffee and cake.

“I’m really pleased that we are able to bring our successful Life Show event to East Grinstead this year,” said Councillor Christopher Snowling, Cabinet Member for Health and Community. “When we have held The Life Show in other areas it has proven to be extremely popular with local residents and I hope the people of East Grinstead will choose to come along and benefit from the free entertainment and information that is on offer.

“It is so important that we support older people in society and make sure they have the opportunities they need to get the most out of later life. To have so many representatives from support organisations under one roof at The Life Show is incredibly useful and they provide a tremendous amount of useful information that can be a big help to older people.”

 If you’re over fifty, make a date in your diary for the MSDC Life Show at Meridian Hall, East Grinstead, from 10am to 1pm on Wednesday 11 September. For more information email Elizabeth Lancaster at ElizabethL@midsussex.gov.uk or call 01444 458166