Age old questions answered
Published by Roisin Rowley-Smith for Riverside in Housing and also in Care and Support, Communities, Health
On the ball- Ladies from Kensington Fields Community Centre
A conference for older people in Liverpool focussed on active minds and bodies for a healthier old age.
Around 150 older people from across Merseyside gathered at the Hilton Hotel for the Ping Pong for the Mind conference, hosted by social housing provider, Riverside. A packed schedule included workshops, performances and discussions on subjects ranging from coping with dementia, to eating well on a budget.
Riverside’s LiveTime project is specifically aimed at fostering independence and health for older people living in its neighbourhoods.
Jane Mindar is LiveTime manager. “We had some fantastic feedback from those who attended the conference,” said Jane. “Our ageing population is having a huge impact on families, social services, housing and health. If older people can stay healthy, they are more likely to remain at home for longer, which has benefits for them, their landlord, their families and savings for the Health Service.”