Category Archives: older people

Coming Leeds Bramley Elderly Action ready or not

  Bramley Elderly Action (BEA) is a Neighbourhood Network which supports older people (aged 60+) in Bramley, Swinnow and parts of Stanningley Leeds to remain healthy, active and involved in the community. The group has approximately 1,000 members and 150 volunteers. … Continue reading

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Making later life better in Leeds

 In October 2017, Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF), Leeds City Council and the Centre for Ageing Better joined together in a new five year partnership to develop and share innovative approaches to tackle social, economic and health inequalities in later … Continue reading

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Not Foo Fighters, but Leeds Flu fighters – fighting the flu bug together

We’ve all seen the newspaper headlines about the NHS Winter crisis and hope that we won’t be forced to visit a hospital soon and become one of those hapless people forced to wait for treatment.   So what can you … Continue reading

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Don’t go slip sliding away- walking safely during wintery weather conditions

Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accident in life affecting any age and, thankfully, often only resulting in minor bumps and bruises. However the recent icy conditions have led to quite a few unexpected trips, and … Continue reading

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Get up and go – making a difference with dementia in Leeds

Dementia can bring stereotypes. Many people have preconceptions about what a person with dementia can and can’t do. You can’t work, you can’t go out alone, you can’t do new things. Yet I know a group of people who might … Continue reading

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It’s not lonely this winter thanks to the Leeds Winter Friends

Winter is coming and so is the Winter Friend’s campaign only this time with shiny new owl badges and we want you to join us.  It’s a bit like being in the RNLI, although it doesn’t involve boats and getting … Continue reading

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Celebrating Leeds Occupational Therapy week

If someone told you that they were an Occupational Therapist what would you think they actually did?  Teach people to weave wicker baskets, work with older or physically disabled people, help people get jobs or help people to wash or … Continue reading

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