May 11, 2017
People living in Hammersmith and Fulham now have the opportunity to find out more about dementia, thanks to a free awareness workshop.
Dementia can happen to anyone and there's currently no cure. It can strip you of your memory, your relationships and your connection to the world you love, leaving you feeling isolated and alone. During the week of 14th to 20th May The Alzheimers Society are promoting Dementia Awareness week.
May 08, 2017
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place on 8 to 14 May with the aim to increase awareness, get people talking about mental health and end the stigma.
May 02, 2017
The £25,000 funding award from the Martin Lewis Fund announced last week will help Kensington & Chelsea Citizens Advice to deliver the Last Rights project. This will provide help and encourage people to make end-of-life plans, in ways which could be rolled out across other parts of the country.
designed to improve awareness of the condition with the view to ensuring those with the condition are able to get diagnosed.
Take up or increase your amount of walking this month. National Walking Month is a campaign to promote the benefits of walking and to get everyone walking, no matter what level of fitness is. Walking is simple and free and one of the easiest ways to be more active, lose weight and become healthier.
April 28, 2017
Transport for London are launching the 'Please offer me a seat' badge and card for people who find it difficult to stand when using public transport. The badge and accompanying card were created for customers who struggle to get a seat, as their need is not immediately obvious, removing the awkwardness of customers having to explain their need for a seat to others.
April 25, 2017
Just 45 minutes of exercise a week boosts the brain power of people in their fifties and over, major new research has revealed.
A review of dozens of previous studies found that even one session of moderate aerobic and resistance activity is enough to enhance people's alertness, decision-making and memory.
April 12, 2017
April 18th is the the start of the new Summer programmes of activities for people aged 50+ by the major Community Hubs in the three boroughs. Choose from a wide range of activities from arts and crafts. fitness and dance, history, reminiscence and philosophy, to day trips to museums and the seaside.
April 03, 2017
7th April, is World Health Day, focusing on depression
Depression affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It causes mental anguish and impacts on people's ability to carry out even the simplest everyday tasks, with sometimes devastating consequences for relationships with family and friends and the ability to earn a living.