positive planning

ELDERLY residents in east London have the chance to discuss their future plans at events throughout the week.

Beginning November 8 Age Concern Newham will be holding several events under the Positive Planning Week umbrella. They are designed to give elderly people the chance to find out about a range of services and products, all designed for use later in life.

They kick off at 655 Barking Road, Plaistow, at 10 am and will go on until 3.30pm (with a 30minute lunchbreak from 1pm to 1.30pm, Monday to Thursday. They will carry on at Vic Johnson House, 74 Armagh House, off Roman Road market, Bow, from 10am until noon on November 9 and 11.

Funeral Plans, Wills and Legal Services, to issues such as staying independent, planning for the future and sorting out your affairs for peace of mind will all be covered at the events.

A free LifeBook service will also be provided at the events - a tool to record details, useful contacts and locations of important documents that can ease the burden of families when sorting out final arrangements.

This approach by the charity is designed to ensure people are fully informed of the issues around planning for the future and can be confident that they are making the right decision for them without any pressure.