The Age Better in Sheffield campaign, led by South Yorkshire Housing Association, is seeking to reduce isolation and loneliness among over 50s with a toolkit going out initially to 7,000 households in the Firth Park area. The kits are designed to encourage people to connect with one another, especially those who may feel isolated, and include information about activities and facilities as well as advice. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Hannah Thornton of Age Better in Sheffield.
Age Better in Sheffield has launched a neighbourhood toolkit to promote the well-being of older people and to combat loneliness and isolation. The initiative, launched at the Terminus Café in Lowedges, provides a menu of options and things to do in Beauchief and Greenhill Ward to help older people connect, stay active and engage in the local community. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Hannah Thornton of Age Better in Sheffield.
Christmas and Bank holidays are the loneliest times for over sixteen thousand people over fifty in Sheffield. That’s according to Age Better, a campaign aiming to tackle social isolation across the city. They are hosting two Christmas lunch events this year for people who would be alone on Christmas Day.
A day full of fun activities including Graffiti Art, Zumba and Tia Chi was held in Lowedges, to combat isolation and to bring different sections of the community together at a time when the nights are drawing in and the cold weather can make it more difficult to get out.