Healthy Shropshire has been designed to help anyone wanting to make a change in their lifestyle and improve their health. It provides a wealth of information on support available to individuals in making the changes they want. It covers the key aspects that are most important in leading a healthy lifestyle:
- Healthy Lifestyle Hub
- Getting active
- Living well
- Mental wellbeing
- Public Health
- Drugs and alcohol
British Heart Foundation resources
The British Heart Foundation have an Older Adult Team that provides health and social care professionals with information, guidance and support to raise the profile of physical activity for older adults and improve the health, independence and quality of life for all older adults. For further information and to access the resources http://www.bhfactive.org.uk/older-adults/index.html
This British Heart Foundation booklet describes how to keep your heart healthy with physical activity when you are over 65.Fullscreen Mode
Age UK resources
Age UK provide a range of advice for keeping fit in older age http://www.ageuk.org.uk/health-wellbeing/keeping-fit/
Chartered Society of Physiotherapists resources
Published by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists this leaflet contains expert advice from physiotherapists on keeping healthy as the years go on.
Age UK Day Centres
Improving mood and mental wellbeing
Shropshire Mind offers support to people in emotional or mental distress and helps people to improve their wellbeing.
Combatting loneliness and isolation
Age UK Neighbourhood Contact scheme
The Neighbourhood Contact scheme is available in the Telford & Wrekin Council area. Contact the Telford office for more information.
Telephone: 01952 201 803
Age UK Volunteer Visiting scheme
The Volunteer Visiting scheme is available in Telford & Wrekin. Volunteers visit older people in their own homes, providing friendship and support. Visits take place at times to suit both volunteer and service user and can vary from once a week to once a month.
Volunteers can bring shopping, play a game of cards or just chat, whatever the older person wishes to do. For more details, contact the Telford office on 01952 201 803.