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Older People's Services

Preventing Falls and Tackling Loneliness
Older People Exercise Class

The Health Improvement Team provides a range of tailor-made services across Halton to improve the physical, social and mental health of residents over 50 years of age.

All our programmes are based around the needs of local people. We aim to work with the community for long-term health improvement, not short-term fixes.

Age Well Exercise Classes

In Halton, our programme of exercise and education is designed to improve your strength, balance, co-ordination and confidence. This programme is appropriate if you have had 1 or more falls, if you have a fear of falling, or if you have osteoporosis.

You will need approval from your GP first to be accepted on to the programme. Once we have this approval, you will then have an initial assessment. The programme consists of community classes, home-based exercises and guest speakers relating to falls prevention.

Sure Start to Later Life is an information service for the over 55’s in Halton providing a free, personal and confidential information service to help people to live a happy and independent life. We can offer information and a range of activities available in the local community that enable older people to take an active part in their community.

For more details, click here to see our dedicated web page.

Men’s Recharge gives men over 50 in Halton the opportunity to come together and take part in activities and build friendships.

The overall aim is to improve the health and wellbeing for men aged over 50, and Men’s recharge offers a range of activities covering healthy eating, cook and taste sessions, physical activity sessions, health checks, arts and crafts and guest speakers. The activities may include things such as: making hanging baskets, bird houses and clocks. Every man is also offered a health check on a regular basis to ensure that if they need to seek further advice, referral and signposting is available.

In addition to this the men often go out for days together, such as Norton Priory, bowling and Christmas lunches.

Men’s recharges runs in both Widnes and Runcorn and you can attend either or both sessions if required.

To find out more about men’s recharge, please contact the Halton Health Improvement Team.

Are you retired or semi-retired? It’s never too late to learn!

A new social and learning organisation is starting up in Halton.

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities.

Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications, but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

Members form a group around a particular interest; this could be learning to play chess, photography, ambling or crafts and much much more!  Groups meet periodically in the daytime at venues such as church halls, village halls or community centres.

Membership costs just £20 per year, plus a small fee per class (averaging around £1.50)

It’s never too late to learn! Join the 342,783 members in 959 U3As throughout the UK today.

To learn more about U3A visit the main website www.u3a.org.uk.

Alternatively if you would like to speak to someone about the Halton U3A contact Paula on 07977 073847 or Barry on 07456 564936