Staying Well Spring 2018 Newsletter

Download the Staying Well Spring Newsletter here with details of lot’s of social activities to help you Stay Well and access health and wellbeing related services in the community.

Featuring;

  • Holiday at home, Bethesda Church – Tuesday 3 & Wednesday 4 July
  • Shroggs park Gala – Saturday 23 June
  • West View Park Fun Day – Saturday 14 July
  • ‘Welland Festival’ – Saturday 16 June
  • Daisy’s Café – Saturday June 2

and much more…

To find out more call us on 01422 392767 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk

Staying Well ‘Dip Your Toe in the Water’ Information Event

The Warley Staying Well Steering Group held yet another successful health promotion and information event at Halifax Academy Primary School. The themed ‘Dip your Toe in the Water’ afternoon at staying positive and motivated was attended by over 70 local residents, highlights included gentle exercise with Sue Watson from High Five over 50s group and an active Tai Chi demonstration from Marsha and Dave from Tai Chi Tigers.

Other agencies who attended were West Yorkshire Police Crime Prevention, Better Living Team, Better Lives, The Phoenix Shed, SAFER Team, West Yorkshire Fire Service and Age UK.

To finish the afternoon on a ‘High Note’ were the talented Halifax Academy Singers.

The Staying Well project works one to one, with people who are isolated or lonely and these ‘Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes’ events have been successful in reaching even more people.

The Staying Well team is moving throughout the area with the view to working alongside community groups/churches to deliver fun and informative sessions to local people. For more information contact Hayley Conlon 01422 392767 hayley.conlon@calderdale.gov.uk

Young Onset Dementia and Alzheimer’s Group

Dementia affects people of all ages and if you or a family member are living with early onset dementia you may feel lost and alone.

Join Staying Well at Halifax Opportunities Trust on Hanson Lane HX1 5PG for a cuppa and a chat starting 6 October at 2pm-4pm.

For more information call Julie on 07590 831791.

Memory Lane Cafe Coming Soon to Maurice Jagger Centre

Make sure you put Wednesday 2 August 2017 in your diary.  That’s the launch date for the Memory Lane Cafe at  the Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road Halifax.

The cafe will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 2pm to 4pm and for £2 there are refreshments as well as crafts and activities, music and games and just general conversation. Sometimes you just want a brew and something to do.

For further information contact June on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131 or you can email contactmemorylanecafe@gmail.com

A copy of the poster to display in your premises can be downloaded from Memory Lane Cafe Halifax 2017.

This dementia-friendly Memory Lane Cafe will be held this year on:

August 2 and 16

September 6 and 20

October 4 and 18

November 1 and 15 and December 6

 

C3 Healthy Communities at Beechwood Big Picnic Saturday 1 July

C3 Healthy Communities is coming to the Staying Well tent at the Beechwood Big Picnic on Saturday 1 July looking at diet and physical activity.  Anyone can talk to Lisa about what issues they have re: healthier eating or where to go for indoor/outdoor physical activity within the area.

They will be having fun with a human fruit machine where people fill in a questionnaire and then have an opportunity to press a buzzer and if they match 3 fruit or veg, then that is what they will win.  There will also be a glitter tattooist – she is working for free but will have a donations tin for Illingworth Rugby club and Ovenden Park to help them both out.

C3’s name comes from their belief that preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors before people fall sick or need care requires Collaboration between all of society to focus on the 3 risk factors that impact NCDs:

  1. Unhealthy eating and drinking
  2. Lack of physical activity
  3. Tobacco use

This includes addressing both the individual and environmental barriers to leading a healthier life.

 

Keeping Safe in Hot Weather

It may seem strange to talk about hot weather in Britain but some of the forecasts indicate that we might well have a hot summer and we must be aware how to keep safe and stay well.
Calderdale Forum 50+ have kindly put together a fact sheet about just this issue which is reproduced below.

Bright, hot summer days are what many of us look forward to for the rest of the year – especially in cold, wet England! However, while we’re enjoying the balmy days of summer, we should not forget that the  temperature can get too high, that it can become uncomfortably hot, and for some, it can  become dangerously hot.

The evidence about the risks to health from heatwaves is extensive and consistent from  around the world. Excessive exposure to high temperatures can kill. During the summer  heatwave in Northern France in August 2003, unprecedentedly high day- and night-time  temperatures for a period of three weeks resulted in 15,000 excess deaths. The vast majority of these were among older people.

In England that year, there were over 2,000 excess deaths over the 10 day heatwave period  which lasted from 4 to 13 August 2003, compared to the previous five years over the same period.

How to Stay Cool

Stay out of the heat:

  • keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
  • if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
    and light scarf
  • avoid extreme physical exertion
  • wear light, loose‑fitting cotton clothes

Cool yourself down:

  • have plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks
  • eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content
  • take a cool shower, bath or body wash
  • sprinkle water over the skin or clothing, or keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck

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Keep up to date! New Staying Well website and newsletter

Staying Well Logo blueOur new Staying Well project website can be found online here: www.stayingwellhub.com/

On it you’ll find information about the service, links to what’s going on locally and news about how the project is developing across Calderdale. Read testimonials from recent clients involved in the service and make a referral yourself.

Click here to read the first  Staying Well newsletter and make sure you join the mailing list to receive further editions!

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