Woods Court marks Wellbeing Month
Published by Lucy Bradwell for The Regenda Group in Housing and also in Communities, Health
Andy Carberry, Head of Independent Living, leads the session on wellbeing
Older residents at Woods Court, an independent living community in Legh St, Newton-le-Willows, marked Wellbeing Month with an afternoon of special activities organised by North West housing provider The Regenda Group.
Andy Carberry, Head of Independent Living at Regenda said: “We know that wellbeing can add up to 7.5 years to life expectancy. We’re committed to improving the health and happiness of our residents and their communities and wanted to raise awareness of the issues and to demonstrate the practical steps which everyone can take. This event, held during Wellbeing Month has been a great way for our staff and residents to learn more and start this process.”
Using a discussion kit created by wellbeing champions Our Life, residents were encouraged to talk about how they feel, understand the importance of feeling good and plan simple steps to improve wellbeing. The group talked over how they might be affected by feeling low and how Regenda can help. Case studies were used to prompt the discussion and to encourage residents to think about ways in which they could improve their own wellbeing which will be used to create an action plan for residents at Woods Court.
Resident Mrs Bainbridge (70) said: “The afternoon gave me a good insight into other people’s perspective of “Wellbeing”, and I felt very sad about some of the situations which were described. It was a very enjoyable afternoon.”
Independent Living is the new name for sheltered accommodation and services provided by The Regenda Group.
The Regenda Group is a leading housing and regeneration organisation, with more than 12,000 properties across the North West providing homes for more than 25,000 people.