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Silver Sunday 2019
Silver Sunday 2019

Silver Sunday is 6th October this year to celebrate the contribution that older people make in the community with a week long programme of activities and events across the borough.

Older residents can meet new people, try out new activities, stay active and involved in their communities and invite someone to accompany them if they wish, such as a relative or carer.

More pharmacies in England to offer free, on-the-spot heart check-ups from next month
More pharmacies in England to offer free, on-the-spot heart check-ups from next month

Shoppers would have their blood pressure and cholesterol tested. The programme, which could expand to every pharmacy in England, should prevent up to 150,000 heart attacks and strokes within a decade, say experts.

Doing any sort of physical exercise will lower your risk of early death, according to BMJ
Doing any sort of physical exercise will lower your risk of early death, according to BMJ

Reducing time spent being sedentary and replacing it with light movement can help to stave off an early death, according to research by researchers in the BMJ.  Middle aged and older people who live sedentary lives are up to two and a half times more likely to die early. 

Listening Books FREE membership opportunity
Listening Books FREE membership opportunity

Listening Books provide an audiobook library service for anyone with an illness, physical or learning disability, mental health condition, or learning difficulty, who finds that it impacts on their ability to read or hold books in the usual way. They currently have a number of free memberships available for people living in Westminster who would like to join, but would find it difficult to cover their usual membership fees (between £20 to £45 per year) for any reason

Engagement Opportunity  with CNWL NHS Foundation Trust
Engagement Opportunity with CNWL NHS Foundation Trust

Are you receiving or have you received support from a Mental Health ‘Crisis Team’ in Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea or Westminster?
Are you interested in improving adult crisis care (sometimes called ‘urgent and emergency’ care)? 
CNWL are looking for Experts-by-experience Advisors and Expert-by-experience Carer Advisors to join their project team!

National Cycle to Work Day
National Cycle to Work Day

Today, 8th of August, is the national Cycle to Work Day 2019. To mark this, Santander Cycles is offering a free 24 hour period to encourage people to cycle to work for free. To benefit from this, simply use the code CTWD2019 on the Santander Cycles app.

Have you taken up your opportunity to have an NHS health MOT ?
Have you taken up your opportunity to have an NHS health MOT ?

 Recent research found that people who attend the health checks are more likely to lose weight, lower blood pressure and give up smoking, The health checks can pick up early signs of strokes, kidney and heart disease, type 2 diabetes and dementia. During the check, you will be told how to reduce your risk of these conditions.  

More than a million patients in England paid more than they needed to for NHS prescriptions last year
More than a million patients in England paid more than they needed to for NHS prescriptions last year

Are you one of the million NHS patients who have purchased over 12 prescription items from your local chemist last year?    Are you aware that there could be a cheaper way to pay for your prescriptions?  

Heatwave Advice
Heatwave Advice

London will be faced with scorching hot days and equally muggy nights as a hot weather system moves in from the south.

The Met reports temperatures will reach highs of 33C on Tuesday, 34C on Wednesday and 35C on Thursday and will remain high overnight making it uncomfortable to sleep with overnight temperatures of 24C.

Make sure you stay cool and safe during this hot spell with these essential tips.