A coalition of public service organisations, charities and older people’s groups is this week launching a new information campaign to support older people to keep well this winter.
The ‘Keeping Well This Winter’ booklet contains tips and advice on keeping physically well and maintaining good mental health, and is being provided to tens of thousands of older people across Greater Manchester.
It is aimed particularly at reaching people who are not online and it follows the success of a similar publication during the first wave of Covid-19, which was praised by the World Health Organization for keeping residents informed at a time of over-reliance on digital communications.
Additional information requested by older people has been included in the new publication. It includes:
- how to stay safe from Covid-19
- getting a flu vaccination
- a series of strength and balance exercises to do at home
- how to maintain a healthy mind
- healthy eating
- fire safety at home
- how to apply for pension credit
- how to avoid scams
*Please let us know if you would like to be posted a hard copy booklet.*
As well as the booklet, a smaller guide for frontline workers has been produced, as well as a film of older people who suggest key questions that will open a positive conversation between frontline staff or volunteers when talking on the doorstep or making phone calls.