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About betterlivesleeds

Health, social and age-related care services working together to make Leeds the best city for health and wellbeing

Type 2 diabetes, know your risks?

It’s National Diabetes Awareness day on 14 November and what with the rise in obesity, no-sugar diets in the news and worries about what to do here is something you can do that only takes a couple of minutes. Find … Continue reading

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How to stay well this winter ? Get a flu jab

We’ve had a bit of a cold snap in the last couple of days, sunny days becoming frosty nights, it’s time to get out jumpers and fleecy tops. The flu season is upon us and some  may well have already … Continue reading

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Psst, pass it on people spread information about Through the Maze to people in Leeds

Have you come across Through the Maze? It is an information service for adults with learning disabilities, their family carers and professionals. On their website and through their newsletters you find out about events, activities and groups being run for … Continue reading

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Say it loud – Age Proud Leeds

How do you know when you’re old?  Is it when unasked for information about funeral plans and life insurance are posted through your door?  Or when you realise you don’t know what Snapchat is or you have to scroll further … Continue reading

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What’s happening in Leeds to celebrate International Day of Older Persons?

This year Leeds is celebrating International Day of Older Persons with a number of different events based on this year’s theme: Age Friendly Leeds which will take place throughout Leeds between 30 September and 7 October. The events are all … Continue reading

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100 coming ready or not Leeds 1152 gets ready for the new 2019 season

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the 1152 Club, will be starting its 2019 autumn calendar of free fortnightly Friday talks for those aged 55+.  From small beginnings the club has become a thriving group providing not just educational but also social … Continue reading

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Get set Leeds – here to help everyone get more active

    We all know it feels good being active, and we all know what the doctors tell us about the benefits to our mental and physical health. But sometimes life can just get in the way. Read Liz’s story … Continue reading

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