Connecting Well for Later Life

Connecting Well for Later Life is aimed at helping older people to develop and deliver Health and Wellbeing Programmes for older people at local level.

It will provide you with a set of resources, guides and planning tools that will make it easy for you to develop and deliver your own health and wellbeing programme for your older people’s group.

If you are a member of an older people’s group and you need guidance and support to help you to work out what your group would like to do or to help you plan and organise a fun, safe and sustainable programme of health and wellbeing, you can use these resources to make the process easier.

There are seven sections to the resource guide and you can follow the sections in order or just select the section that is most relevant to your needs.


The Connecting Well for Later Life web resource is the result of a partnership between the Age NI and the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. The Connecting Well for Later Life project is funded through the Building Change Trust, Delivering Change funding programme, which is managed by the Big Lottery Fund and delivered by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.

The resources will provide a comprehensive collection of best practice guides and practical tools which will help to inform and guide Age Sector Groups to develop and deliver safe, effective and sustainable health and wellbeing programmes for older people in local communities.

For more information please contact Pauline Cunningham, Community Support Officer via pauline.cunningham@ageni.org or call 07967 648 903.

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    What is a download?

    A download is a document (like a research report, a leaflet, or an application form) that can be transferred from our website to your computer. You can download a file, view it on your screen, print it, or save it to your computer.

    What is a PDF?

    PDF stands for ‘portable document format’.

    Most downloads on this website are PDFs. We use this format to ensure that the document looks the same on everyone’s computer (website pages, by contrast, appear differently depending on how people have got their computer set up).

    How do I download a PDF?

    Computers use a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader to download PDFs. If you try clicking on a link to download a PDF and it doesn’t work, you will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader onto your computer.

    How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader?

    The process is quite straightforward and is free.

    1. Go to opens link in new window opens link in new window http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
    2. Click ‘Download’.
    3. Wait for the window to offer you the option to ‘Run’, then choose this option.
    4. Click ‘Next’.
    5. Click ‘Install’
    6. Wait for the window to offer you the option to ‘Finish’, then choose this option.

    How do I change a download?

    PDFs cannot be changed. If you need to be able to type into a downloaded document (for example, if we are offering a letter template that you need to put your name on) we will provide it as a Microsoft Word document rather than a PDF. You can then download it, type into it and save it to your computer.

    How do I print or save a download?

    Downloads will open on your computer in a new browser window.

    Inside this window (below all your web browser menus), there will be a toolbar with options for you to print or save the document.

    Close the browser window to return to the Age UK website.

    Can my screen reader read PDF downloads?

    We have made every effort to make our PDFs accessible to screen readers. Here is an overview of your accessibility options available in Acrobat Reader. Please ensure that you have downloaded the latest version of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe Reader website to ensure that they are included in your version of the programme.

    You can use Adobe Reader to read a PDF out loud with the following shortcut keys:

    • Read the document: Shift +Ctrl+Y
    • Read the open page only: Shift +Ctrl+V
    • Read to the end of the document: Shift+Ctrl+B
    • Pause: Shift+Ctrl+C
    • Stop Shift+Ctrl+E


    You can also convert a PDF into a web page by following these steps:

    • Copy the URL (web address) of the document (right-click on the link and select ‘Save target as’ or ‘Copy link’).
    • Open the Adobe online conversion tool in your browser and paste the URL into the URL box.
    • Tick the HTML box on the Format option and click ‘Convert’.


    You can convert a PDF document into a text file for use with other software and hardware such as Braille printers by opening the PDF and choosing ‘Save as text’ from the File menu.

 
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