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The project aims to provide health improvement services for older people to improve their health and well-being by making changes to eat healthily and to become more physically active.

Aims and objectives

Let us help you to improve your health & wellbeing with our Healthier Lifestyle project. Come along to one of our free hubs, we have hubs throughout the borough of Croydon. Our friendly staff will talk with you confidentially for one to one support around healthy eating, weight management advice and blood pressure checks. All new members are more than welcome, no booking is required.

We offer you a safe environment for older people who can socialise, make new friends or to just have a chat.

We occasionally give health talks at our hubs raising awareness of lifestyle and how nutrition and exercise can help physical and mental health, such as Vitamin D levels, too much salt, sugar and saturate fats, and other information preentatations such as Breast checks awareness provided by nurses, Bowel Cancer Screening provided by Cancer Research.

As we get older it is important to exercise more often, when we age our balance reduces increasing the chance of falling. We offer a free chair based exercise taster at selected hubs, please see our All Hub Flyer for more information. These are gentle exercises to help strengthen your muscles and to work on your fitness. These exercises help with your posture, gain confidence, improve mobility, and reduce your risk of falling. These exercises will help you with getting dressed, to help reach the top shelf, provide more stability when walking. We use a resistant band to help strengthen your muscles and to promote independence. Our chair exercises are popular and are suitable for people with limited mobility.

Service description

To provide health improvement service to older people through:

  • Hubs - drop-in service
  • Outreach to older people's community and housing groups
  • Referrals to health and social care services and local community activities 
  • Malnutrition screening and community support 

Drop-in and outreach services to introduce and provide group and one-on-one support for; healthy eating, weight management, taster exercise, health information, talks and screening.

You are more than welcome to just come along to any of our hubs which are free of charge.

To see our updated  Healthier Lifestyles Hubs events dates, times and location please click here.

Facilitate access and make referrals to health and social services

For further details please contact the Healthier Lifestyles service on 020 8683 7104 or at healthierlifestyles@ageukcroydon.org.uk.