Category Archives: Age Friendly

A whole new approach to extra care in Leeds

Leeds is now home to  a state of the art new housing complex offering older people the option of extra care in a home they can call their own. With a restaurant and hair salon on site amongst other facilities, … Continue reading

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Don’t just walk the talk but drink the talk during Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017

This week is national Nutrition and Hydration Week  March 13th – 17th – are you ready to take part in the challenge? Here in Leeds we have celebrated this week since 2014 and this has enabled our partners across the … Continue reading

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Shared tables not separate tables

There might be a number of reasons that people eat alone. It could be that they can’t physically get out of their homes, or that they don’t have anyone to go out for a meal with.  More than a Mealtime’s … Continue reading

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How a Digital Angel can stop social isolation

At age 80, Vera was feeling that there was not enough for her to do anymore. She spent most of her time sitting alone and watching television, and told her daughter that she was fed up with this way of … Continue reading

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How getting to know the community you work in helps strength based social care

‘You can’t know what a person or a community needs, until they first know what they have. ‘ John McKnight, Co-Director, ABCD Institute quotes Mick Ward, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning, Adult Social Care, Leeds City Council and Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group. He adds … Continue reading

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Christmas cheer thanks to Leeds Meals on Wheels

So what sort of Christmas are you having? Nigella, Jamie Oliver or the blessed Delia?  Whoever you choose to follow I’m sure you will add to their menus with favourite foods from your childhood Christmases regardless of whether they are … Continue reading

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It’s getting to look a lot more like a dementia-friendly Christmas

Originally posted on Better Lives for People in Leeds:
Christmas party at Tea Cosy cafe, Rothwell, Leeds So what will your holidays look like? Will it be full of family, friends, food and drink, parties and presents?  It’s a time…

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