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