AN AGEING Well luncheon will bring older people at risk from isolation together and help protect their health and link their hobbies.
Patients registered with a GP practice in Dukinfield, Mossley and Stalybridge aged 65 and over who are socially isolated or lonely are invited to attend.
The event, hosted by a Complex Care Team, will be held on Tuesday 31 August 2021 at 11am to 1pm at the Active Copley café area.
There are 30 places available on a first come, first serviced basis. Anyone interested should call 0161 342 5300.
Free transport provided by Tameside Council, to and from the venue, can be arranged for anyone unable to get to the event alone.
There will be a variety of stalls on site at the event to support service users giving people the knowledge and tools to interact within their local community by linking their hobbies and interests, as well as matching them with appropriate services. It will also be an enjoyable, pleasant lunch in the company of others.
People will be offered health checks for blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels. There will be a nutrition and hydration stall giving out smoothie and fruit pot samples, leaflets and advice and a falls prevention stall will give physiotherapist advice and strengthening exercise guides.
A social prescribing stall will also be presented by Jonathan King from Action Together who’ll be showcasing services available for local residents, such as free college courses, voluntary services, charity support and local workshops plus much more.
The Complex Care Team consist of nurses and care coordinators that support patients from 9 GP practices in the Stalybridge, Dukinfield and Mossley Primary Care Network (PCN) including care home residents. They work with a variety of other PCN services, such as pharmacists, to complete medication reviews, mental health services, social prescribing and much more. They use their skills and knowledge to support and work closely with GPs and other services. This ensures service users have access to localised and well-planned care. Their focus is to identify degrees of frailty and support those who require service interventions to live well longer.
GP practices and high service users are also in the process of identifying and inviting potential patients who are identified as socially isolated.