Keeping Fit

Keeping fit is a key way to stay healthy. The NHS promotes walking as a popular low-impact exercise, working the cardiovascular system and burning off calories. Even 10 minutes a day can make a difference to your health. Picking up the pace, even for short spurts can increase the intensity of your walk. It’s always nicer if it’s shared experience.

Swimming is another low-impact sport that can be enjoyed at any age. Look for over 50’s swimming sessions at your local pool. King Edwards Pool in Sheffield has warm water sessions for those that don’t like being cold!

The main point is to make exercise a habit and part of your day or week.

Getting out and about in Sheffield

Its good to have different options to help you get out and about.

Treasured time will take you out, whether its shopping or going to visit one of the lovely Sheffield parks.

There is also Sheffield Community Transport, which provides different services to help people keep mobile – a shopper bus, community car scheme, City Ride door to door service and a mobility for leisure service. They can be contacted on 0114 2766148 or email them at


TV Licence Means Testing for the over 75’s

The BBC announced this week that the free TV licence for the over 75’s is to be means tested in the future. This will cause financial hardship to many people.

Its worth checking the website and using the pension credit calculator to see how much you might get. See below for an example from the website:

What you’ll get

Your circumstances Guarantee Credit per week Savings Credit per week
Single people Top up to £167.25 Up to £13.73
Couples Top up to £255.25 Up to £15.35

You might get more if you’re a carer, severely disabled, responsible for a child or young person, or have certain housing costs.


Dementia Action Week is this week!

Dementia Action Week – encourages everyone to take action by starting a conversation with someone living with dementia that they know; whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, start talking today.

Saying ‘hello’ and smiling warmly is just the start. Having patience to wait for an answer to give the person time to forumlate thier thoughts is the next.