Healthy ageing

In order to remain stronger for longer and to continue to enjoy a good quality of life with meaning, purpose and a sense of belonging, we need to remember to:

  • Exercise for 150 minutes a week, such as brisk walking or cycling. Aim to do strengthening exercises at least twice a week, such as heavy gardening, carry heavy shopping or resistance training
  • Stay connected so we do not become isolated
  • Plan ahead to give financial security for the added years
  • Maintain meaning and purpose, perhaps through supporting others
  • Stay resilient, keep learning and build cognitive reserves by stimulating our brains

Age Friendly Salford

Salford, as a World Health Organisation Age Friendly City, actively seeks to enhance the quality of life and improve the health of older people. The practice of Age Friendly Salford underpins the age friendly principles. If you’re new to the term Age Friendly and the principles of its work you can find out more in this helpful guide.

Age Friendly Salford is a collaboration of voluntary sector partners; Inspiring Communities TogetherAge UK Salford and Salford CVS, funded by Salford City Council.

Age Friendly Salford works collaboratively with older people to keep them informed, safe, engaged and respected in their local communities. They encourage participation in social activities and host a weekly programme of activities, alongside many annual events. More information about their activities and events, can be found on the Age UK website.

In addition, Age Friendly Salford publish informative videos and helpful guides on healthy ageing and age friendly communities. For example, last winter Age Friendly Salford published a helpful guide for keeping well in winter.

Pension Credits

Have you checked if you’re entitled to pension credits? This could mean extra weekly income and access to a range of other benefits, including a free TV licence.

Useful services

Age UK Salford provide a range of support services for older people, this includes dementia support – more information about the services they offer is available on the Age UK website.

Helping Hands is Salford City Council's handy persons scheme. Helping Hands is a well-established, not for profit community business, working for the benefit of Salford people. They do all sorts of work including:

  • Security, such as installing and fixing anti-climbing strips, locks and carbon monoxide smoke alarms
  • External maintenance, such as clearing gutters and fixing external doors 
  • Internal maintenance, such as fitting curtain rails and hanging curtains, changing light bulbs and fixing taps
  • Fall prevention, such as grab rails, stair rails and newel rails
  • Outdoor help, such as extra steps, flagging and pointing

Find out more by contacting Helping Hands or telephone 0161 793 9419.

Further information

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