Barlow Moor Community Centre Age friendly events.A series of workshops for older people attending the centre, culminating in a winter warmer event.
Benefit of health networks
Age-friendly networks in local communities ensure good practice and good ideas are circulated from one area to another, and that all areas promote the idea of an age-friendly city. Taking part in the network empowers each member of the community to have greater control in their own health care.
Barlow Moor Community Centre
The Falls Team (LCO)
Southway Housing - advice
To build social connection and inclusion, and to promote discussion around health and wellbeing. To create an opportunity for people to receive information and advice around their needs, particularly in cold weather.
"BMCA has worked with Bernie on several projects for the over 60’s we have invited her as a guest speaker on food and mood and health during our cake and conversation session.
Joint applications for events such as our winter warmer that involved a hotpot lunch, blankets, hat, scarf, gloves, thermal cup and a packet of soup. Invitations to external agents offering information on energy saving and winter advice
Bernie delivers quality training to our staff and volunteers ….I feel BMCA have benefitted from the partnership immensely and hope to continue to work in partnership.
It was so interesting. I found out lots of things. I will come again (to the community centre) after the new year."
The project was a success. People responded well and the discussion around health and wellbeing were varied and interesting. A link was made between the centre and local District Nurses and social Services, which enables more effective communication.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Increased mental wellbeing
Helping people age well
Empowers people to take charge of their health
Enables people to live independently as they grow older
Creating an age-friendly city
Mantovani et al (2017) Engaging communities to improve mental health in African and Afro-Caribbean groups: the role of wellbeing champions Health & Social Care in the Community 25 (1) 167-176
Bernie Murphy - Neighbourhood Health Worker
T: 07971 331 537
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