SCLT Public Presentation Team Appear in Edington, Somerset

 

Monday 11th May 2015 saw SCLT volunteer Ash Jones joining the weekly meeting of the 'WOTO' (Women On Their Own) group in the restored Old School House in the rural settlement of Edington in Somerset. The group of about 20 ladies meet every week to enjoy companionship and stimulating conversation over light refreshments.

 

The 'WOTO' group was founded a few years ago to help overcome the effects of isolation and lonliness upon widowed members of the very rural areas of Somerset, where many single, senior ladies find themselves living alone in an agricultural landscape, where social interaction is difficult to come-by.

 

During the session, Ash facilitated the fully interactive presentation on senior safety for the group. The theme of the SCLT presentation is around recognising and avoiding deception-type offences that are often targeted at the vulnerable, elderly community.

 

At the conclusion of the  presentation, Ash commented, “The WOTO group is a really good example of seniors coming together to share life experiences and to keep alive the community spirit, which is so important in maintaining a healthy balance of life in later years”

 

“Today's presentation has heavily focused upon being smart to the many scams and cons that the heartless deception criminals target at the senior community. Although we don't dwell too long on crime, it is important to have a knowledge of the type of crimes that are out there because the old adage that knowledge is power is very much the case when it comes to senior crime ”

 

Every member of the group received a personal copy of the latest edition of the award-winning magazine of the Senior Citizen Liaison Team, ‘The Senior Siren’, which now is made available to more than 250,000 readers every-other month.

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One of the attendees at the presentatioin, Muriel, was celebrating her 90th birthday - so it was cake for all during the session

Ash at Edington WOTO