At Health Control we are lucky to be connected to some of the UK's most dynamic Clinicians. Glenn Smith, Independent Healthcare Consultant based on the Isle of Wight, has a background in Tissue Viability, Nutrition and Mental Health and recently had this thought-provoking article published in the National Health Executive:
SAGA is much more than just a lifestyle magazine for the over-50's. You open up a whole world of resources once you discover SAGA online. From holidays to trusted insurance, dating to food, exercise to savings and investments, SAGA is well worth a look around:
A good book can make your day - a good Book Club can change your life. Reading Groups for Everyone is the UK’s largest reading group network. Whether you’re already in a reading group, want to join one or looking to set one up, this website can support you. You can join the site and discover your next great read, get free books to read and review before anyone else, enter competitions to meet authors and take part in exciting giveaways:
Age UK is the go-to site for trusted support services available across our nation. With a remit to help older people when they need help the most, you can discover resources such as Information and Advice, Health and Care Resources, Well-being Support, Local Services and Networks and much more:
Here's a fantastic organisation to re-ignite your life - the University of the Third Age (U3A). Discover a world of opportunities to keep you busy, healthy and smiling. From Choirs to Ukulele Bands to educational courses, there is something here for everyone:
Adaptawear make clothing for people with reduced mobility. Adaptawear comfort clothing has been designed to preserve independent living and assisted dressing with the aim to make getting dressed easier and less painful. A simple idea which can make a huge difference:
We all know and are proud of the National Trust. But have you discovered the WALKING section on their website. Packed with ideas for stunning walks, including accessible walks, explore our Great Outdoors and be navigated by a Trust you can trust:
As the years pass us by, good leg health becomes increasingly important. For those people who suffer from issues with the legs, such as long-term leg ulcers, Leg Clubs have been set up across the U.K. to help support those in need & to create a club atmosphere. There's some great education about taking care of your legs & listings of all the clubs across the country:
DON'T FORGET - ALL THESE TYPES OF ORGANISATIONS NEED VOLUNTEERS, SKILLS AND SUPPORT.
A great idea for giving back, for helping others and for keeping yourself active is to volunteer for an organisation that reaches out to other people.
Keep returning to our site as more links to useful organisations will be added each month. If you subscribe to our site in the bottom right-hand corner of the page, we will make you aware when we update them.