Tag Archives: health

We certainly got our dancing shoes on!

Pompom3 revOn one of the coldest days of the year, so far, we beat the cold by tripping the light fantastic. What fun we had! Led by Jackie Terry (Dancing for Well-Being), we danced the afternoon away: all types of dancing including the charleston complete with feathers …..!

We also learned about ways to improve health, mobility and balance.

For details of the health programmes discussed at the meeting, follow these links:

Dancing for Well-Being          Fit 4 Life        Fit 4 Function

Lots of news about current local events and groups

There are lots of new ventures and activity groups starting this month. Make sure you don’t miss any. They have all moved to the new ‘New Ventures & Special Events page’ in the ‘Events’ section ….. there’s plenty to read about. There’s also a new ‘Alerts’ page which highlights the latest news on issues which might affect you.



Also …..  there’s the latest edition of ‘Care in Action’.  Click here to read it

Older people in the media

motorcycles-012Older People in the Media – There is round up of issues and articles involving Older People which may interest you published in The Guardian newspaper. Follow this link.


Couple with laptop imagesCAOCBKUXThe Later Life newsletter provides the latest news on policy changes, good practice and initiatives, and their impact on older people. The January edition now available. Follow this link.

Is the NHS really going to sell our medical records!

NHS care.data scheme

NHS care.data scheme

Members of the the Forum, and visitors, packed the meeting room today to attend a presentation on the Government’s care.data scheme, given by Professor Justin Keen from Leeds University. He described the progress of the scheme to date, its aims, proposed benefits and some of the controversies surrounding it. Forum members were keen to hear about what would be happening to their medical records and this controversial topic certainly stimulated a lot of questions both during and after the presentation. A very informative and worthwhile meeting.

Please see the next post for further details about the care.data project, or click here for detailed information. If you wish to opt-out of the project click  caredata_opt-out form for a form to print or alternatively click here for further advice.