Published: 15th June 2012 12:40 by aboutmyarea.co.uk
A new scheme which provides support for older people in the Holderness area is being launched on Tuesday, 19 June at Hornsea United Reformed Church at 2.30pm. ‘Living Well’ has been established by local volunteers, supported by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, to provide activities for older people, in order to help improve health and wellbeing.
Local people are invited to the launch to find out about a range of different issues affecting older people including falls’ prevention, health care, sport/recreation opportunities, and affordable home warmth schemes.
Reverend Jamie Kissack, Minster at Hornsea United Reformed Church, said: “Living Well is aimed at providing support for older people, but we want everybody to get involved and support it. Whilst the project is being delivered from the church hall, it is open to anybody. Our aim is to support as many people as possible, improve health and wellbeing, reduce isolation and provide volunteering opportunities.
“We have spent the last six months preparing for the launch of the project and have been successful in attracting financial support from NHS East Riding to help us with delivery. We are working closely with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to ensure we do not duplicate anything that they or other organisations already offer. A number of organisations are already signed up to provide support including the Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK and Humber and Wolds Rural Community Council.
“We are working on a number of different schemes at the moment including the refurbishment of the church hall and the development of a number of local food initiatives. I am really excited by the potential of ‘Living Well’; it shows what can happen when people work together to support each other and their local community.”
Councillor Jackie Cracknell, portfolio holder for community partnerships for East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “I am really supportive of the ‘Living Well’ scheme. Not only does it aim to provide support for our local residents, it also demonstrates the importance of volunteering and the positive difference local community groups can make.”
The launch event starts at 2.30pm on Tuesday, 19 June at Hornsea United Reformed Church, New Road, Hornsea