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Health & Wellbeing

  • Location: Age UK Teesside
  • Price: Free
Call 01642 805500 for more info

Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Teesside - Head Office's catchment area.

Age UK Teesside
The Dorothy Rose Suites (29-32)
The T A D Centre
Ormesby Road
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Health and Wellbeing is a campaign which embraces a number of projects designed to provide people aged over 50 with opportunities to access social activities, exercise classes, entertainment and advice.

The Phoenix Project

The Phoenix Project – helping older people overcome mental health problems and to achieve something positive from a difficult period in their lives.

Originally a pilot study into the value of social rehabilitation, the project has developed into an established programme, providing an opportunity for people to spend time with others in a welcoming social environment.

Those attending can do as much or as little as they wish, whilst establishing new friendships and maintaining old ones.

Activities include:
Carpet bowls, including beginners classes
Craft group
Friendship Friday – including lunch, bingo, quiz and chat
Lunch & Social – including board games such as chess, scrabble, cards, dominoes, Nintendo, Nu-age kurling and ping pong.
Chair based exercise
Dance exercise
Walking groups
Social events

The priorities are to promote emotional wellbeing, good health and social inclusion.

The evidence is that these activities can contribute to extended remission periods for those with mental health issues, and that when admission to hospital is needed the stay is shortened.

The name Phoenix is a reference to the symbol on the badge worn by occupational therapists, whose involvement played an important part in the development of the project.

The Phoenix Project is funded by Middlesbrough Council.

For more information and to make a booking, contact Tina Bonner on 01642 433723 or reception on 01642 805500.

Better Health Better Wealth

Better Health Better Wealth
Thanks to the support of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Better Care Fund, Age UK Teesside offer a free service in the borough which is helping to transform the lives of older people.

The Better Health Better Wealth initiative, for residents aged over 65, offers free:
 Welfare and benefits checks
 Support to access health and wellbeing services
 Social activities in local communities
 Friendship through our befriending service
 Social care referrals for homecare, aids and adaptions
 Referral to other agencies to meet other wellbeing needs.

For more information on Better Health Better Wealth contact the team on:

01642 433728 or 07921 464115