Second ‘Keep Safe, Keep Well’ event for older people a great success!

Keep safe keep well event
Front: Cathy Devlin, Health Improvement Officer, ABC Council, Sgt Karen Ross, Community Planning, PSNI. Back: Patricia Gibson, PCSP Manager, Gwen Bartley, PCSP Coordinator, Stephanie Rock, Age Friendly Officer, Jan Greszta, Temporary Group Commander, NIFRS, Alistair Morrison, Outreach Worker, DfC, Billy Stewart, PCSP Coordinator, Gilbert Lee, PCSP Vice Chair, Edel Cunningham, Volunteer Now and Lisa Sherman, Crime Prevention Officer, PSNI.

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre was the venue for the second ‘Keep Safe, Keep Well’ event for older people within our borough – and around 100 residents attended to find out more about looking after their personal safety and wellbeing. 

Organised by Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Policing and Community Safety Partnership (ABC PCSP), the event gave participants the opportunity to hear about support available to them, volunteering opportunities, fire safety, road safety, crime prevention and scams.

Participants were also able to take part in a chair-based exercise session before being treated to an amusing sketch, addressing road safety in an engaging and creative way!

“This second event of our series was another fantastic success,” commented Gilbert Lee, Vice Chair of ABC PCSP.

“Feedback from those attending was overwhelmingly positive, with participants saying that the things they learned on the day will really make a difference to their health and wellbeing – and this is exactly why these events are so important!”

The event also featured information stands on key service areas that affect older people and speakers from key public and voluntary sector organising offering vital advice for the over 60s.

To find out more about ABC PCSP and any upcoming events please contact 0300 0300 900, email