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1 Keeping well & warm this winter Lifestyle Services Alan Jarvis Head of Adult Lifestyle Services Fran Hancock Health Promotion Specialist for Older People

2 Aim Promote Positive Health Objectives Health promotion is a process of enabling people to exert control over the determinants of health & thereby improve their health. This is achieved by: Practiced bespoke strategies Enabling people to take action Develop skills to achieve & maintain positive change Take an holistic approach to health Lifestyle Services

3 Overview Lifestyle choices are the strongest determinants of many chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. It is these “chronic diseases of lifestyle” that are responsible for most of the avoidable morbidity & mortality of the Walsall population. The focus of all Lifestyle Services is to increase life expectancy and mental well being, through a programme of health improvement targeting areas with poorest health outcomes to reduce health inequalities. Lifestyles services, works in partnership across the health economy in Walsall to deliver a wrap around model that aims to address the health needs of the Walsall population resulting in a positive patient experience

4 Physical Activity Service Health Trainers Older People’s Service Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service Substance Misuse Service Specialist Stop Smoking Service Health in the Workplace Physical Activity Service Health Trainers Older People’s Service Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service Substance Misuse Service Specialist Stop Smoking Service Health in the Workplace Physical Activity Service Health Trainers Older People’s Service Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service Substance Misuse Service Specialist Stop Smoking Service Health in the Workplace Physical Activity Service Health Trainers Older People’s Service Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service Substance Misuse Service Specialist Stop Smoking Service Health in the Workplace Physical Activity Service Health Trainers Older People’s Service Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service Substance Misuse Service Specialist Stop Smoking Service Health in the Workplace Physical Activity Service Provide free physical activity classes and opportunities throughout the borough to help Children, adults and the whole family get active. Provide support to people who want to make changes towards a healthier lifestyle. The Health Trainers are available for one to one appointments, and work closely with the client to create a personal health plan. Health Trainers Older People’s Service Promotes healthy ageing by supporting people over 65, focusing on physical activity, nutrition, falls prevention, 5 ways to wellbeing, and social inclusion.Also responsible National campaigns such as Falls awareness Week and Older People’s Day. Provide one to one support for people experiencing stress and/or low mood.team are responsible for providing training courses such as Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Awareness and Stress Management. Emotional Health & Wellbeing Service Provide basic drug and alcohol awareness training for local organisations and professionals. Actively promote safer drinking and drug use prevention. Substance Misuse Service Specialist Stop Smoking Service Provide smoking cessation support through use of behavioural therapy and nicotine replacement or tablet medication, at a variety of clinic venues across the borough.The service is also able to provide home visits for those who need it. Provide a service to local businesses and organisations ‘healthy workplace award scheme’ to assist in the promotion of a healthier workplace. Health in the Workplace Call Lifestyle Link on

5 Mobility & wellbeing exercise Stan Ball Centre, Tuesdays – 11.45am Work with community groups & organisations 1:1 client work Brief advice Local events Falls Awareness Week Older People’s Day Pilot projects such as Walking Football & Nintendo Wii Older People’s Service Promotes healthy ageing by supporting people over 65, focusing on physical activity, nutrition, falls prevention, 5 ways to wellbeing, and social inclusion. Also responsible for National campaigns such as Falls awareness Week and Older People’s Day.

6 This winter 24,000 older people could die from the cold - that’s 200 preventable deaths a day. So what can we do to help older people stay warm and well?

7 Key health messages for keeping well and warm Keep yourself as physically active as possible. Dress in plenty of layers & wear warm shoes with non slip soles. Eat the right balance of foods to get the nutrients you need. Follow your GPs advice to have a flu jab. Ask your family, friends or neighbours to call or visit you more often if a period of cold weather stops you Getting out and about Order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time, particularly if bad weather is forecast.

8 Keeping Physically Active

9 Any activity better than none Older adults should aim to be active daily 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of moderate intensity activity over a week Activity to improve muscle strength on 2 days a week Those at risk of falls - activity to improve balance and co-ordination on at least 2 days a week Minimise amount of time spend being sedentary (sitting) for long periods. Recommended Guidelines

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11 Age UK’s Bobble Day Friday 7 February 2014 Help Age UK to 'Warm up Britain‘ by raising awareness, making winter a better season for older people Age UK Advice Line: people. Awareness Raising Events:

12 Thank you for listening Alan Jarvis – Head of Adult Lifestyle Services Fran Hancock - Health Promotion Specialist for Older People Lifestyle Link –


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