Category Archives: Better Lives

Say it loud – Age Proud Leeds

How do you know when you’re old?  Is it when unasked for information about funeral plans and life insurance are posted through your door?  Or when you realise you don’t know what Snapchat is or you have to scroll further … 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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Let’s stop Type II Diabetes in Leeds

Although there are around 200,000 people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year, there are things you can do to reduce your risk. This April, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) is holding the second Diabetes Prevention Week (1-7 April). We’ve teamed up … Continue reading

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Celebrating Nutrition and Hydration week in Leeds by raising a glass, or two, strictly teetotal though

From 11th – 17  March join in Nutrition and Hydration week by making a pledge to drink at least the recommended 8 glasses of fluid each day to help prevent dehydrations, falls, and urinary tract infections? Nutrition and Hydration week … Continue reading

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Leeds next hot meal campaign – what’s for dinner?

As a carer, paid or voluntary, or a neighbour, or someone close to a vulnerable isolated older person or a health and social care professional such as a social worker or district nurse you may come across someone who is having … Continue reading

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Three Leeds Christmas care wishes for 2019

Cath Roff, Director Adults & Health, Leeds City Council reflects on the year gone past and shares her thoughts and wishes for the new year ahead in a blog article that was originally published by the West Yorkshire and Harrogate … Continue reading

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Writing Back: a pen pal programme for Leeds students and older people

This time of year is a busy one for the Royal Mail – cards and parcels all needing to be delivered before Christmas.  The rattle of the letterbox and the sounds of cards falling onto the carpet is one most … Continue reading

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