Category Archives: Active ageing

Dance On – keeping older people in Leeds moving and grooving through lockdown

For many people across Leeds, finding fun and interesting ways to stay active at home has been a challenge in the past few months, one that remains important even now as lockdown measures begin to ease. For the more vulnerable … Continue reading

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Leeds, let’s talk about Ageism

Ageism is discrimination based on a person’s age. It is widespread and can be expressed by people of any age. Many people take on these negative beliefs without even realising it. This has been shown to be harmful, particularly for … Continue reading

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Could you be a Leeds Winter Friend?

This week the Winter Friends campaign was launched as part of the 2020 Stay Well this Winter conference. One of the aims is to encourage 100 people to sign up as Winter Friends and support the people in their local … Continue reading

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Safe and well in Leeds with the West Yorkshire Fire Service

Did you know the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has a Safe and Well programme so older people not only have a fire safety visit but are also given help and support for social isolation if needed as … Continue reading

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Leeds Local Care Partnerships and the Third Sector

Pip Goff, Third Sector and Community Local Care Partnerships (LCP) Development Manager, recently met with Karen Woloszczak, the Manager at Action for Gipton Elderly and Sean Tunnicliffe Communications Officer, Leeds Older People’s Forum, to talk about Local Care Partnership. Sean … Continue reading

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Top tips for staying well in Leeds this winter

Winter has already started so here are lots of tips to make sure you give yourself, family and neighbours the best chance to stay warm and healthy throughout the season.

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The first Digital Health Hub in Leeds launched

Leeds Libraries have partnered with Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme CIO to launch the first Digital Health Hub in Leeds after receiving funding from the Good Things Foundation. This will enable Cross Gates & District Good Neighbours Scheme … Continue reading

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Are you eligible for a free NHS Health Check?

Although we’re legally required to MOT our cars and vehicles every year, there is no such requirement for our bodies.  And yet, for adults aged between 40 and 74 there is a way to do that. An NHS Health Check … 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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