Healthy Shropshire Portal

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:

Physical activity

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.

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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.

Improving mood and mental wellbeing

Shropshire Mind offers support to people in emotional or mental distress and helps people to improve their wellbeing.

Combating loneliness and isolation

Local Age UK Help at Home Befriending Visitor and Telephone Buddy Scheme

Help at Home is available in the Shropshire Council area.

Telephone: 01743 233 788

Find out about Help at Home

Other useful resources

If you suspect your parents are lonely, read the When They Get Older website’s loneliness guide.

Mind’s guide on how to cope with loneliness has advice on how to help someone you know who’s lonely.

Tips for combatting loneliness from Campaign to End Loneliness

UNDER DEVELOPMENT – TO MAKE SUGGESTIONS EMAIL help@frailtytoolkit.org