Reading hosts shopping evening for the elderly

December 15, 2016 by  

The town centre of Print company in Reading printing services Reading has chosen to cater for the special needs of the elderly on one winter evening.

The decision was made to offer supported shopping within central Reading for people with disabilities. Elderly shoppers were given the chance to take advantage of goodie bags, discounts and prize draws, while disabled access was enabled through the provision of free wheelchairs and guides. A special bus was laid on as well. If the experiment is repeated in 2017, then Print company in marketing services in Reading printing services marketing services in Reading could be used to promote the event.

Councillor Rose Williams told Get Reading:

“I’m delighted so many Reading stores are getting involved in this evening by offering assistance and promotions.”

Councillor Williams has been chairing a working group at the local authority in relation to accessibility issues. She has thanked volunteers and retailers alike for cooperating on the project.

Boots, Thorntons, Paperchase and Clarks have all participated in the development of individual events. Marks & Spencer has permitted music from the Salvation Army to be played in the vicinity of its store.

A key part of the overall strategy has involved altering the restrictions typically imposed on holders of Blue Badges. Usually, access to Friar Street and West Street for those with Blue Badges is limited until 7pm. When the special evening was planned, it was decided that the entitled people would have their parking needs met two hours earlier than normal.