The population of Suffolk is growing older and it is increasingly important for older people to take an active role in looking after their health and well-being. Give yourself a head-start by protecting yourself mentally and physically, by learning to recognise the possible signs of illness and by having regular health checks and screening tests.
This handbook has been put together by local healthcare professionals. It does not have all the answers but it can help point you in the right direction. It cannot replace specialist care, so you need to seek medical advice if you are worried. We hope this information will help you to choose the best services for you and your needs.
You can download all the information as a handbook here A Guide to keeping healthy and happy in later life
Active Wellbeing Service
The Active Wellbeing Service is designed to support older adults (50+) who are currently inactive to find physical activity that suits their needs.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Suffolk Cancer Network
Suffolk Family Carers
The Silver Line - 0800 4 70 80 90 - free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Household Quotes- information about benefits and grants for older people
Join us for a morning, afternoon, or all-day session and enjoy socialising with others living with dementia.
To find out more information please visit Sue Ryder - Synergy Cafés or download a leaflet.
ActivLives works across Ipswich and Suffolk to deliver initiatives that help motivate, support and inspire people living in areas of deprivation, make positive changes to their lifestyle and improve their own health and well-being and employability.
ActivAgeing is a programme to improve the health and wellbeing of people who live in and around Ipswich with a specific focus on activities for older adults.
ActivGardens brings people together in an active and healthy way, creating change to improve the vitality of communities and the people who live in them.