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Silver Years’ Fair at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

25 September 2019 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm


As the years go by and we grow older, there may be lots we’d like to know more about but don’t necessarily know where to look. So, if you are retired, about to retire or just want to support family or friends in their retirement, don’t miss this FREE event and FREE admission to the Sanctuary on the day. Here you will find everything you need to know about taking care of your finances and discover opportunities to support living life to the full including ways to spend increased leisure time. There will be a wide range of more than thirty businesses exhibiting. Who said growing older can’t be fun?
SCHEDULE FOR SILVER YEARS’ FAIR – Wednesday, 25th September, 2019

11.00am Fair opens.

11.20 – 11.40 am
APS Legal & Associates is one of the UK’s largest and most reputable estate planning companies. All of their Associates and in-house staff are fully qualified in advising on Lasting Powers of Attorney, trusts and probate services. With their partners, they contribute and add value to educating both consumers and financial advisers on topics relating to later life care, succession planning, and other associated areas. Estate Planning consultant, Gavin Ball, helps to explode the myths of Lasting Powers of Attorney and explains why this is something we should all
consider putting in place.

12.00 – 12.20 pm
Ashville Design – Flower arranging demonstration by Jackie Nicholls, a multi award winning, local, floral designer, tutor, speaker and demonstrator with a passion for artificial and fresh flowers. Jackie has had the privilege of being chosen to exhibit at prestigious shows all around the West Country including several years running at Taunton Flower Show, ‘the Chelsea of the West’.

1.30 – 1.45pm
SPARK Somerset has been providing practical support to the voluntary sector in Somerset for many years. Their aim is to inspire strong and sustainable communities through voluntary and community action. Susi Calder from SPARK talks about the importance and benefits of volunteering for seniors. Susi has worked with, and helped hundreds of small organisations across the voluntary and private sectors for nearly 20 years. She has worked for national charities, covering the South West, as well as more local organisations in Dorset and Somerset. She is an experienced troubleshooter, jargon translator, problem solver, volunteer manager and trainer.

2.15 – 2.30pm
Goldies – Sing & Smile. Goldies’ founder is the highly respected Bath-based musician, Grenville Jones, who recongised how singing and music, brightened the lives and wellbeing of the many people across his choirs. The charity he started is NOT a choir but signing the popular memory-evoking hits of the 60s and onwards lies at the heart of all it does. An academic study of the impact of ‘Goldies’ daytime Sing & Smile session was undertaken in 2018 and concluded that there is a significant increase in positive mood, wellbeing and community spirit through attendance at ‘Goldies’ sessions. There are groups all over the country. Joanna McNulty who runs the Chard and Ilminster groups will play a selection of some of the
songs that everyone knows. Nobody will be able to resist tapping their toes and singing along.

3.00pm Fair ends.


25 September 2019
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Ferne Animal Sanctuary
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Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Chard, Somerset TA203DH United Kingdom
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