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Please see below a variety of information and guidance, including resources on keeping well at home, and over the winter; malnutrition prevention and awareness; the COVID-19 resources hub for those with dementia; and the Super 6 Walks Tracker – challenging you to stay active!

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Download Community Champions Newsletter: Age Friendly Edition GM Keeping Well Resources The Nutrition and Hydration Programme Falls Prevention
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COVID-19 resources hub for people affected by Dementia
 



The resource hub provides a wide range of guidance and information for people living with dementia and those that care for them. The website also signposts to where you can get the help and support you need, whether it’s help with shopping or support with your mental health and wellbeing.
 
All resources have been quality checked.  Click here to Visit the Dementia United website

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Tameside’s Super Six Walk Tracker

Residents in Tameside are being given the opportunity to challenge themselves by completing as many walks as they can in a month including one or more of the Super Six exercises (a programme of standing and sitting strength and balance exercises) as they go.
 
The Personal ‘Super Six Walks Tracker’ is aimed at anyone over the age of 50 or those who have been shielding over lockdown. It encourages users to add the exercises to the start and end of their walks, or at any rest points, using benches, trees or walls for support.

Find out more and download a tracker here: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/supersixtracker

 

Couch to Out and About walking and benches programme.

Stalybridge Couch to Out and About Benches and Walking Map

At Age Friendly Tameside, we are launching an age friendly walking and benches project on 29th June in Stalybridge called Couch to Out and About. The project includes 5 strategically placed benches and 7 walking routes across Central Stalybridge and Ridgehill including Stamford Park, the Boating Lake and Cheetham Park. It is also brought together by a map link above and can be downloaded here which lists all the locations of the benches and walking routes, as well as guided walks by local organisations including BigLocal, St George’s Church and Holy Trinity Church. The benches are also all numbered, to make both the benches and the people using them easy to find by locals including local taxi drivers. It would be great to see you using the walks and benches out and about this summer and beyond!
 
Please join us for the launch and get a FREE hot drink from our Coffee Van, provided by Extreme Coffee. For the launch, we will start off at the Cheetham Park entrance next to the Labour Club in Stalybridge (SK15 2JR) at 10am on Tuesday 29th June, then at 11am, we will move on to the bench outside Stalybridge Fire Station, arriving at around 11.15am, then at 12.15pm move on to finish at the Baptist Church on Ambleside (SK15 1EB) for 12:30pm.
 
As part of this, we also hope to be able to yarn bomb the benches at the end of summer up until International Day of Older Persons on 1st October, using designs from school children and knits from older people in an intergenerational project. This is supported by the intergenerational project we launched at Gorse Hall Primary School in Stalybridge earlier this year, where we recruited a number of older people for online activities with a small group of school children. Once able, these older people will continue their activities which include storytelling, reading, knitting and other arts and crafts, by attending the school in person and adding gardening to their repertoire.
 
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