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Making later life better in Leeds

In October 2017, Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF), Leeds City Council and Ageing Better joined together in a new five-year partnership to develop and share innovative approaches to tackle social, economic and health inequalities in later life across Leeds.

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This must be the year we seize the opportunities of an ageing society

In 2017, we heard a lot about the challenges of an ageing population, with heated debates during the General Election campaign about housing, funding for social care and pension benefits.

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2017: Year in review and look ahead

Anna Dixon looks back at Ageing Better's impact and activities in 2017, as well as looking ahead to 2018.

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New Year, new well-balanced you

With new year resolutions being made around the country, people over 50 are being urged to turn off the TV and take up activities to increase muscle strength and balance.

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Taking control of our homes as we get older

If we want a good quality of life and to remain living at home into old age, we must prepare for it.

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Disability adaptations in my house? No thanks, I can manage

Home adaptations can help us live independently in our own homes for longer, prevent falls and ultimately having to move into residential care.

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Guidelines to keep healthy and help prevent falls among older people in England not being met

Physical activity guidelines for a healthy life are not being met by the general population with older people among the least likely to score well.

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A call to connect with one another

Jo Cox said, ‘young or old, loneliness doesn’t discriminate’. Today her fellow MPs Seema Kennedy and Rachel Reeves launch the conclusions of the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission.