A report by the Centre for Ageing Better about the effects of housing on older people’s quality of life had just been published.
As we get older it may feel like we are slowing down, it is important to listen to our bodies but it’s also good to keep ourselves mobile and active, socially and mentally. Why not try something new this year? Check out the Harrogate and Ripon Centre for Voluntary Services (HARCVS) ‘Where to Turn’ directory for ideas.
On 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:
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 – There is round up of issues and articles involving Older People which may interest you published in The Guardian newspaper. Follow this link.
The 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.
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.
Healthwatch, which was formed in April of this year, is hosting a launch event on November 14th at the Cairn Hotel 1-3pm. Refreshments provided. The watchdog provides a forum for the views of patients, carers and the public so that they can be involved in influencing the quality of health and social care in North Yorkshire.