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Ways To Keep Well This Winter

Published on 24 November 2021 01:47 PM

Winter can bring extra challenges to keeping well. It may be tough, but there are things we can do to help to keep us well. 

 1. Flu jab

Get your free flu vaccine, if you are aged 50 and over or a carer, from your GP or local pharmacy. Read more HERE

  1. If you’re worried about your health – get it checked out.

If you have a health concern speak to your GP. You can also call 111 or go to your local pharmacy. Putting things off can make things worse so if you have concerns, get it sorted. 

  1. Ask for help

Winter can be hard, don’t be afraid to ask for help whether from friend or family or Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, we are here to help.   

  1. Keep your spirits up

If you are struggling to keep your spirits up, you are not alone. Talking to friends and family about how you are coping can help, but if you’ve been feeling low for a while and are struggling to cope speak to your GP.  

Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough offer services to reduce loneliness and isolation, give us a call.

  1. Keep moving and eat well

Try not to sit still for more than one hour at a time. Moving even a little bit can help you to keep strength and mobility.  

Eating and drinking enough is also important. If you are finding it difficult to prepare and eat three big meals, try smaller ones throughout the day. Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can give you advice if you are concerned about weight loss or mobility. 

  1. Make sure your home is warm enough

It is best to heat your home to a comfortable temperature throughout the day and you may be spending more time in your home this year, which may put an extra strain on your finance. If money worries are preventing you from heating your home properly, Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can help make sure you are getting all the support you can. See the link below for more Energy advice.

If you are worried about someone’s health call 111. If it is an emergency or you think they are in danger call 999, or 112 from a mobile.  

Find out more ways you can help here. 

For more tips, advice and ways to get support this winter, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/winter or call the Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Helping on 0300 6669860 (9am - 3pm, outside of these hours you will be automatically transferred to our National Helpline who have all the local information to hand and open8am-7pm, 365 days a year) 

Energy Advice

Help with heating costs

Winter Wrapped Up

Guide to keeping well in winter

Flu Jab and Covid Booster

More information