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Ageing well

Find out how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle no matter what age you are. There’s lots of information about keeping you fit, safe and secure during later life.

This page gives you a brief overview of what we're doing to improve the health and wellbeing of older residents in Derbyshire.

Keeping well in all weathers

Find out more about the work we're doing to keep you safe during severe winter weather by visiting our weather planning page.

Flu vaccinations

Older people, and people with certain medical conditions, are entitled to a free flu vaccination.

Preventing trips and falls

Find out how to prevent accidental trips, slips and falls on our active lifestyle page. There’s information about exercise classes to improve your balance as well as information about the Derbyshire Falls Alert Service.

NHS screening programmes

The NHS offers five main screening programmes for breast cancer, cervical cancer, bowel cancer, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm and diabetic eye screening.

You might be invited to one or more of these screenings. Find out more about what they are and why they’re so important on the NHS screening page.

NHS health checks

Did you know that if you’re aged between 40 and 74 then you are entitled to a free NHS Health check? The health check aims to reduce your chance of developing serious diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. Find out more on our health checks page.


Seeing a friendly face or just having someone to talk to can make a big difference to people. That’s why we’ve set up a befriending service in Derbyshire. Find out more on our befriending page.

Keeping active

Getting older doesn't mean you have to stop being active. There are lots of groups and services around Derbyshire that can help you keep fit, active and healthy.

Find out more on our active lifestyles page.

Weight management

Whether you want to make sure you're getting a balanced diet, need help to lose a little weight or are worried about malnutrition, find out how to keep a healthy weight on our weight management pages.

You can also find out where to go to get a healthier eating option when out and about. Whether it’s a low fat takeaway or a meal with less salt you’ll find local businesses on our Heart of Derbyshire page.

Dementia support

Mental health and wellbeing is important to making sure you have the best possible quality of life. Find out more about the  dementia support service.

Staying safe and confident

Helping you to stay safe, well and happy in your own home is important to us. That’s why there are lots of services on hand to keep you confident in your own home.

You can ask Derbyshire Fire and Rescue to come to your home and check your smoke alarms, identify any hazards, and help you make an escape plan.

They can also assess your risk of falls and put you in touch with other local organisations to help ensure your safety and wellbeing.

Our Trusted Trader scheme allows you to find reputable tradespeople for anything from accountancy to plumbing.