Mature Adult/Elderly Support
Community Preventing Falls Through Exercise Service
This service is designed to improve the postural stability of older people through a 20 week falls exercise programme. The aim is to improve muscular strength, flexibility, coordination and balance which will help improve mobility, reduce the risk of falling and maintain independence.
The Fit4All website has more information including a weekly class timetable. Classes are based in varying locations throughout Telford and Wrekin.
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Influenza - flu - is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.
Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:
- People aged 65 or over
- People with a serious medical condition
- If you are pregnant
- People living in a residential or nursing home
- The main carers for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer becomes ill
- Healthcare or social care professionals directly involved in patient care
For more information on flu immunisation, including background information on the vaccine and how you can get the jab, see Seasonal flu jab
Eating Well & Exercise - Helping You Maintain a Healthy Body
We're bombarded with scare stories about weight, from size zero to the obesity 'epidemic'. But a healthy body is determined by different factors for each of us.
NHS Good Food Guide - Information on a healthy diet and ays to make it work for you.
NHS - Why be active?- Even a little bit of exercise will make you feel better about yourself, boost your confidence and cut your risk of developing a serious illness.
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Take Five to Age Well
Take Five to Age Well offers five steps to boost your health and wellbeing.
Launching 1st September 2023, the campaign invites you to join a UK-wide community making small daily changes for better ageing.
We are asking you to choose and keep up the healthy change(s) for one month, pledging your commitment to ageing well.
For more information and to sign up, please click HERE.