Alzheimer’s Society, Tarporley
The Alzheimer’s Society meet in Tarporley on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Tarporley Community Centre between 1.30-3.00 pm. Anyone with dementia, their carers, family and friends are welcome to attend. Please ring 01244 851351 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Ash-Worth Time Bank Rural Wellbeing
Ash-Worth Time Bank have been helping older people in rural Cheshire since 2004 and have helped vulnerable and lonely people in 14 villages. They encourage local people to share their skills and time with other members of the community. Time banking enables people to live independently and helps to tackle loneliness and isolation. They have a network of over 450 people linking together to share their skills and time. Membership of Ash-Worth Time Bank is totally free as are all services.
For further information please visit www.ash-worthtimebank.org.uk or contact their office in Ashton Hayes on 01829 751398.
Active Health – Cheshire Age UK
They provide a variety of activities across Cheshire aimed at helping those who are aged 50+ improve their physical health and meet new people.
Health Walks and Strolls
As part of the programme they also offer a number of different walks across Cheshire, ranging from weekly strolls to more challenging walks. Please click here for further details.
The Patient Participation Group at Bunbury Medical Practice have set up their own walking group under this national network. Everyone is welcome not just their patients. Please click here for further details.
Beat the Darkness
Do you or someone you know suffer with a mental health issue? Beat the Darkness are creating a place for people to feel safe, to chat and socialise without judgment. You can join them on the last Tuesday of every month at Delamere Community Centre 5.30-7.30 pm. For further details please e-mail: email@example.com
Breathe Easy (British Lung Foundation)
Breathe Easy groups provide support and information for people living with a lung condition, and for those who look after them.
Groups hold regular meetings, usually monthly. People can meet and to talk to others, share their experiences and learn from each other. Regular speakers can also share information about living with their condition and coping with the emotional aspects of having a lung condition.
South Cheshire Support Group – Meet at Eagle Bridge Health Centre on the last Wednesday of the month from 2pm.
Brightlife work with local agencies from across the voluntary, public and private sector to reduce loneliness and social isolation amongst the over 50s in Cheshire West and Chester. For further information please visit www.brightlifecheshire.org.uk/ or contact them on 01606 884444.
Health & Well-being Services from Healthbox
Healthbox are offering the following classes:
- Healthy Hearts – Ellesmere Port
- Living with Long Term Conditions – multiple venues across West Cheshire
- Parkinson’s Exercise Classes – Chester
- COPD Aqua Classes – Ellesmere Port
- Falls Prevention – Northwich, Winsford, Chester, Ellesmere Port
- Healthy Lungs – Tattenhall, Chester, Ellesmere Port
- Healthy Bones – Chester
For further information please click here.
If you are interested in any of these classes please contact Healthbox on 0151-355 0205 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Macmillan & Brio Partnership
Brio Leisure are working together with Macmillan to develop deliver a holistic needs assessment service to support people affected by cancer in West Cheshire. Their aim is to support all people affected by cancer including those who have been newly diagnosed, going through or after treatment. Please click here for further details.
Natural Health Service, Cheshire
FREE and local activities to boost wellbeing. Please click here for their programme of outdoor activities.
Neuro-Therapy – Access to Exercise
Did you know that physical activity, even in small amounts, can help people living with neurological conditions to manage chronic symptoms? Not only this, but exercise can be an empowering tool to improve and support everyday life. Brio Leisure are working in partnership with The Neuro Therapy Centre and The Walton Centre to develop activities across Brio Leisure centres that are tailored to those living with neurological conditions. Please click here for further details.
Parkinson’s Café, Tarporley
This new group has launched in Tarporley to support people living with Parkinson’s. Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month 1.30-3.30 pm in the School Room at the Baptist & Methodist Church on the High Street.
Please click on the link below for further details.
parkrun – Delamere Forest
Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs in pleasant parkland and surroundings. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
The Chief Medical Officer’s advice is for ALL adults to get at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity or 75 minutes of high intensity activity per week – and just 10 additional minutes can make a clinical difference, reducing the impact of chronic health conditions.
We are delighted to announce that we have become a parkrun practice. Our nearest run is Delamere Forest.
Rural Community Services West Cheshire
Rural Community Services West Cheshire (RCS) is a local charity who provide a range of services for older people in the rural communities of West Cheshire.
OPAL Clubs (older people at leisure) – clubs for older people who are finding it difficult to get out and about to take part in social activities in their community without support.
Breaktime is a service that provides a few hours respite and support to carers of older people (aged over 65). It is of a flexible nature and operated by volunteers. The types of support offered are wide ranging and can be from offering companionship, taking part in leisure activities with the cared for person in their home, to trips out either with the carer and the cared for person or for the cared person alone. Breaktime volunteers live within the local community and are all CRB checked.
Self Management Courses
Self-management can support people with any kind of long-term health condition. The programme aims to provide you with the skills and confidence to manage your condition better on a daily basis. It will help you work with your doctor, nurse or other health professional to regain more balance and control in your life.
- Offers practical solutions to the challenges of day to day life with a long-term condition
- Helps you make the most of meetings with the health care team
- Invites you to work towards goals you identify in the management of your condition
- Enables you to work with your health professional to prepare an individualised plan for managing your condition
The programme is run over 6 weekly sessions with each session lasting 3 hours. It is facilitated by trained tutors, who both live with a long-term condition/s.
How can it help you?
- Increase your skills to manage your health condition
- Meet others and share similar experiences
- Increase your confidence in the daily management of your condition
- Feel more able to work together with health professionals as an equal partner
People who have taken part in similar programmes say that it has helped them to:
- Feel confident, balanced and more in control of their life
- Manage their condition and treatment together with health professionals
- Be realistic about the impact of their condition on themselves and their family
- Use their new skills and knowledge to improve their experience of living with their condition
Please click here to visit their website for further details and to self refer to a local course.
Strength and Balance Classes, Tarporley
The classes are designed to reduce the incidence of falls and fractures within the older community. Held at Tarporley Baptist & Methodist Chapel on a Monday. Please click on the link below for further details