Exercising and staying active have been demonstrated to improve both physical and mental health in older people. Using the guide below, you can find out about the exercise clubs, groups and classes that exist in Essex especially for older people.
Exercise groups also are a great way of older people staying sociable – as are befriending services. Use the guide to Befriending Services in Essex below to find out about how your relative can be supported if they are prone to feeling lonely. We also have a dedicated guide to specialist stroke support.
Essex Befriends is is a befriending scheme that operates all through Essex. It is completely free and they offer in-person, telephone, and email befriending, which means there is sure to be a service that suits your relative! They also offer a befriending service for carers, if you are looking for some support yourself.
Wellbeing services can assist your relative with the little tasks that they may be starting to find more difficult. One of these is cooking. You can use the guide below to learn more about Essex meal delivery services that can deliver hot or frozen meals to their doorstep with minimum fuss.
Essex has excellent specialist dementia services, which can provide crucial social and medical support to people with memory problems. These guides will inform you about all the support available to you, as well as dementia-friendly entertainment, cafes and exercise groups.