A BARRHEAD care home is opening its doors to members of the elderly community, inviting them to get a free health check.

The event takes place at Norwood Care Home, in Victoria Road, from 2pm to 4pm on Wednesday, July 19.

A range of free health examinations will be available to people aged 75 and over.

They can choose from a 30-minute chiropody appointment, a hearing check by Amplifon or an eye health check by Vision Care at Home.

Pensioners will also have the chance to get a blood pressure, height, weight and BMI check by a qualified nurse.

Aileen Waton, managing director of Bupa Care Services in Scotland, said: “We understand it’s not always easy to visit the GP or optician when you’re elderly.

“It can be tempting to shake off any aches and pains as you get older and blame these on the ageing process but there may be a range of different options to ease or even remedy these, so it is worth getting them checked out.

“By running these free health checks, we hope to provide easy access for the elderly community to raise any concerns they may have.

"We’d encourage anyone who is interested to come along, even just to chat to one of our nurses.”

Pre-booking is essential and those interested in attending should call Bupa on 0808 274 6305 or send an email to events@bupa.com