Category Archives: Age Friendly

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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Baby, it’s warm inside …….thanks to the Warmth for Wellbeing Service

It’s December, and that means short days and cold nights and as the wind rises and the rain lashes at the window we simply turn up the thermostat and haul out the winter tog duvets. Age UK say the ideal … Continue reading

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Leeds Winter Friends are here to help

It’s that time of year again when the nights are long and bad weather kicks in. We cannot be sure what this winter will have in store for us but one thing is guaranteed, cold and damp weather can affect … Continue reading

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Riding along in my automobile – tips on how to be older, safer drivers

Snow, fog, driving rain, flooding – all dangerous conditions for any driver, experienced or otherwise and yet, likely hazards at this time of year.   For older drivers driving means: being part of the community; being able to visit friends … Continue reading

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