Category Archives: Age Friendly

Cara: Bringing Leeds Irish People Together

“We used to go to the St Francis dances on a Saturday, we all collected there and at Rosary Church on a Sunday afternoon: where is there for us now, at our age?” Cara participant Ethna, RIP, recently lost to us, … Continue reading

Posted in Active ageing, Age Friendly, Better Lives, Independence, loneliness, older people, Social Isolation | Leave a comment

In Leeds Winter is coming – Winter wellbeing grants and 100 Winter Friends

But we’re still in August, the kids are still off school, we could have an Indian Summer.  All of this is true but there are some things we need to start planning ahead for – the 2017 Winter Wellbeing Small … Continue reading

Posted in Active ageing, Age Friendly, Better Lives, Health and Wellbeing, healthy lifestyle, home care, Information, older people | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pop-up! Dementia Friendly Leeds Awareness Choir

Dementia is a common condition that is commonly misunderstood. Stigma and fear can lead to people losing confidence to do the things they’ve always done, and consequently becoming socially isolated. Dementia Friendly Leeds took a creative approach to overcoming some … Continue reading

Posted in Active ageing, Age Friendly, Dementia, Information, older people, Time to Shine | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Understand, act: Becoming a Dementia Friend for World Friendship Day

Did you know 30 July was World Friendship Day? Many of us consider ourselves a friend to someone or many people infact, but have you ever stopped to consider what friendship truly is? Or how you could be doing more … Continue reading

Posted in Age Friendly, Carers, Dementia, Working together | Leave a comment

Transforming lives with Leeds Libraries’ tablet lending scheme

For the last few months Leeds Libraries have been working on a pilot scheme aimed at boosting digital inclusion in the city. The tablet lending scheme shows people the positive changes that can be made to their lives from being … Continue reading

Posted in Active ageing, Age Friendly, Better Lives, Choice, Independence, Information, older people | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Changing what’s wrong to what’s strong Better Lives Leeds and co-production

This week is Co-production Week – a celebration of the benefits of co-production, shared good practice and the contribution of people who use services to improving and developing those services. It’s all about working with people, through an equal partnership with … Continue reading

Posted in Active ageing, Age Friendly, Carers, community spirit, Health and Wellbeing, healthy lifestyle, Information, older people | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Resilient not reliance – helping older drinkers in Leeds

Alcohol–now there is a tricky word to open with, and for some people, it could be one of the most difficult conversations they will ever have. Contrary to popular belief, the UK’s real booze problem does not involve inebriated youths … Continue reading

Posted in Active ageing, Age Friendly, Awareness, Choice, healthy lifestyle, Information | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment