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.
Older people, and people with certain medical conditions, are entitled to a free flu vaccination, Find out more about how to get yours on our vaccinations page.
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.
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.
Whether you want to make sure you’re getting a balanced diet, need help losing 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.
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.
Our Trusted Trader scheme allows you to find reputable tradespeople for anything from accountancy to plumbing.
Our Handy Van network a service making it safer for older and vulnerable people to live in their own homes.
The scheme, for people aged 60 and over, offers help with things like home fire safety checks, fitting smoke alarms, small DIY projects and more.
Find out more about the scheme and if you are eligible on the Handy Vans page.
Foot care for older people has an impact on a wide range of health issues.
Uncared for feet and toenails can affect mobility, balance, confidence and lead to long-term complications.
Working in partnership with Age UK Derby and Derbyshire, Tootsies aims to provide an affordable, long term solution foot care for people aged 50 and over.
Find out more about the foot care service on the Age UK website.