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Welcome to our Blog. Over time, you'll find a wonderful mix of stories, news, the odd rant, and much celebration of people enjoying later life.
Bend it like granny! The ninety-eight year-old Nanammal Amma is a celebrated yoga teacher who continues to practice and teach yoga in Tamil Nadu. Her ability to perform advanced yoga postures defies her age. She has received many accolades for her teaching. She is the head of three generations of yogis, the youngest is her grandson Gautan, aged 11. Amma claims her good health is thanks to a daily yoga routine and that she has never had to go to a hospital. Source: BBC India
Everywhere you go in Lambeth you bump into people. In places, we have some of the highest density population. Everyone rushes around looking busy. And yet, so many people feel they are on their own. Too many have no one around. Loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health: research shows that lacking social connections is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Lonely individuals are more prone to depression. According to a study by Age UK, two fifths of older...
NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking the views of local people on proposals to make some changes to prescribing guidance around over-the-counter medicines, malaria prevention medicines for travel and selected travel vaccinations. The consultation ends on 26 May 2017. The CCG is proposing to no longer support the routine prescribing of the following products: · Self-care medications for acute (short-term) illnesses, minor ailments and health supplements · ...
We're looking for new Trustees! Age UK Lambeth is currently looking for new trustees. We want the Board to reflect better the communities and people our charity serves, so we would welcome trustees who are part of our local community, maybe having been involved in community leadership in some way. We would also welcome trustees with service user or family experience of our services. On the basis of a recent skills audit we would also particularly welcome people with expertise in Human...
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