Later Life Report 2015

The Centre for Ageing Better partnered with Ipsos MORI to undertake a major social research project exploring people's wellbeing as they age. This project was essential as they wanted to ensure that what they do starts with the person and is relevant and beneficial to those they want to help. 

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7 Health Tests Worth Having

Health is one of the most important things to take care of. By having routine health checks, you can spot any issues in the early stages. 

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Type 2 Diabetes Support Group

A peer support group for people living with Type 2 Diabetes has been set up in Stevenage, which meets on a monthly basis.

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‘All our Futures’ Housing for Ageing

Click here to read the Summit Report for Housing.

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Transforming not Excluding

Around 6 million people aged 65 and over do now have internet at home, 3.7 million of whom are aged 75+.

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Do you want to be part of some ground breaking research?

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How to prevent yourself getting a cold in the winter months

 Winter is coming and so is the time of the cold. Follow these steps to prevent yourself falling ill. 

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Dementia Friends Information Session

Rachel Horne from the Dementia Friends initiative will be giving a free information session about what it means to be a Dementia Friend. A Dementia Friend is someone who has attended a one hour session and has committed to an action that will make the lives of someone living with dementia a little bit better. This will take place on 26th November at Stoneyhall Community Centre, from 2pm-3pm.  If you would like to attend, please register with Rebecca Fatharly via email or phone 01462 689400. 

Hertfordshire Careline staff are becoming Dementia Friends

Hertfordshire Careline’s staff have taken on the Dementia Friends initiative in an attempt to fight stigma surrounding dementia. This initiative has the aim of creating awareness of what it is like to suffer with dementia. Dementia Friends, run by the Alzheimer’s Society, are well on their way to generating four million ‘dementia friends’ by 2020. The sessions were run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champion, Angela Wormald. Visit the North Herts District Council website for more information.


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Exercise: 'Feel better and enjoy life more'

Our exercise class runs from 9.30am to 10.30am each Tuesday at Jackmans Community Centre in Letchworth.

The class is taught at a beginner’s level and encourages you to keep healthy,improve your fitness and socialise with other members. The cost is £4 for members and £5 for non-members.

A professional sports expert says, “Most older people don’t get enough physical activity. Exercise can help older people feel better and enjoy life more. No one is too old or too out of shape to be more active.”