OLDER people are being invited to have a check-up at a health advice drop-in centre.

Wheatley Hill Community Centre, near Peterlee, is holding the drop-in sessions every Friday from 11am to 1pm.

Julie Englund, of Easington Primary Care Trust, said: "It is hoped that the project will benefit residents who may be unsure whether to see a GP about a particular health concern, as well as those who are socially isolated or lonely."

Health professionals, including district nurses, practice nurses and health visitors will be available at the sessions.

Anyone who wishes to attend but would have difficulty travelling to the sessions should contact the community centre on (01429) 820214.