Category Archives: Active ageing

Age Friendly Leeds – learning from and sharing approaches to building age-friendly communities

Find out what happened when Leeds welcomed the Portuguese Aga Khan Foundation as part of their week-long study visit to the UK. Leeds City Council’s Ageing Well Officer, Carole Clark, gives her account of the differences and similarities in how … Continue reading

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Beeing together

Bee Together is a Health for All’s, Time to Shine Project, looking at the reasons for social isolation and loneliness in Older People with a Learning Disability(OPLD). Anna-Marie Garbutt, Health for All Time to Shine Community Learning Disabilities Project Coordinator tells … Continue reading

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Celebrating Leeds Older Peoples’ Day

The 1st of October is Older People’s Day which also coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons. Here in Leeds, we want to be an Age Friendly city and as part of that we support Older People’s Day … Continue reading

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Leeds – one of the best cities for health and wellbeing – hosts King’s Fund conference

As Leeds is rated as one of the best cities for health and wellbeing, it was the obvious choice to host a major conference looking at how healthy populations can be sustained in a world where for the first time … Continue reading

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Celebrating the benefits of volunteering at Richmond Hill Elderly Action

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic millions of volunteers throughout the UK. It takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.  Darrell Xavier, Operations Manager … Continue reading

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Senior citizens visit Siegen

Originally posted on International Relations Leeds:
“Why should only young people have all the fun?”, a woman at Haus Herbstzeitlos, a centre for senior citizens in Siegen, said to Frances Jones, then councillor for Morley, during a visit in 2001. Since then there…

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Let’s talk about death – time to say goodbye

As part of Dying Matters week we’re looking at how you can help yourself, your family, your friends and your community. When someone close to us dies it can be a very stressful and confusing time, whether the death was … Continue reading

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