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Chair based exercise is an ideal way of introducing older people to exercise.
The benefits of this type of exercise include improved balance, co-ordination, muscular strength, flexibility and stronger bones – all of which leads to greater independence in later life.
Not only do the classes provide physical benefits, but the classes are a social event, they provide a setting for people to meet new friends, some classes even provide food at the end of the session.
For more information on classes in Newark and Sherwood please contact Kathryn Davies on 01636 655707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get your own personalised 12 week activity programme from one of our specialist GP referral trained instructors.
Exercise can increase and improve muscle strength and endurance, breathing, bone density, flexibility, sleep patterns, confidence and independence in later years.
Exercise can reduce body fat, blood pressure, cholesterol, depression and stress, aches and pains, the need for medication and risk of heart disease and other illnesses.
The scheme is open to anyone with a medical condition that would benefit from physical activity and you will be provided with extra support to meet your individual needs. Work with the instructor to develop a programme with activities you enjoy, attend regularly and reap the rewards!
The scheme offers excellent value for money with a reduced start up cost and no joining fee.
For more information speak to your GP or contact sports development on 01636 655707 or email email@example.com.
Strokeability is a gentle exercise programme specifically designed for people recovering from a stroke and is also suitable for those suffering from other neurological injuries.
Qualified instructors provide help and guidance on relaxation techniques and living a healthier, more fulfilling life. Participants who are suffering from the effects of a stroke will also have the chance to meet others in similar circumstances.
Newark and Sherwood District Council, alongside Nottinghamshire County Councils Stroke Services, provide 'strokeability' courses for people post-stroke.
We currently have a strokeability class running at Balderton, Newark. The class is delivered by a fully trained exercise professional who have been through specific training in working with people who have had a stroke.
A new course is starting at Blidworth Community Leisure Centre. It will run every Thursday 11:30-13:30 starting on July 18th.
The course will involve an exercise session led by qualified and experienced instructors followed by a different speaker every week. Sessions will cost £2 per person.
For more information on Strokeability in Newark and Sherwood please contact Kathryn Davies on 01636 655707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Through a partnership working with Newark, Kings Mill and Nottingham City Hospitals, we are able to provide cardiac rehab classes at Southwell leisure centre, The Grove leisure centre, Newark and Dukeries leisure centre, Ollerton.
Once patients have received hospital treatment and care, and they leave hospital and are encouraged to continue exercising – this is where the classes come in.
The classes offer patients the opportunity to exercise in a safe and friendly environment with the guidance of highly trained exercise professionals.
Eat Fit, Be Fit! is a healthy lifestyles education programme that is delivered in partnership with local schools. It is designed to help young people aged 7-11 and their families learn how to become more active and lead a healthier lifestyle in a fun and meaningful way.
Families attending the sessions will be encouraged to take an active role in supporting their children to make healthy lifestyle changes. Every week covers a different topic, from nutrition and food labelling, to monitoring TV time and experimenting with pedometers.
For further information on future course dates or if you are a teacher who would be interested in the programme being delivered in your school please contact Emma Britten on 01636 655464 or email email@example.com
|Next programme starts on the 10 June 2013 at Python Hill Primary, Rainworth. If you attend this school and would like to book a place please contact Emma Britten 01636 655464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org|
Walking is a great way to keep active, meet new people and have some fun.
Newark and Sherwood District Council organises health walks in conjunction with local volunteer walk leaders.
These walks are completely free and are led by a fully trained walk leader. Across our district we have a number of health walks taking place each week, for a full list of these you can check our walking information or look on the Walking for Health website.
We can also provide details of local free volunteer walk leader training for people who want to start a walking group in their area.
Newark and Sherwood Clinical Commissioning Group (NSCGG) asked the public what their priorities were for the health of the district. After putting the data together, the Group came up with their Strategic Priorites:
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) includes condisiton affecting your heart, blood vessels, arteries and circulation. Conditions include coronary heart disease (angina/ heart attack), stroke, heart failure and deep vein thrombosis.
This came out as the number one priority with the focus being on education and prevention. Early diagnosis is essential in preventing hospital admissions and increasing survival chances.
Dr Jonathan Ashton, a local GP at Fountain Medical Practice, is leading developments on a test which could be used to diagnose potential heart failure early. He is also working towards a specialist community heart failure team so patients can be treated in their own homes. The team would have the support of expert consultants who will provide services and clinics which are local to patients.
A set of symptoms including: Memory loss, mood changes, problems with communicating and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases (including Alzheimer's) and damage caused by a series of small strokes.
With a rise in the elderly population of Newark and Sherwood, Dementia is becoming more and more visible as a major medical concern. Improved diagnosis and recognition of symptoms is at the forefront of the public's concerns. An additional Memory Assessment Clinic has been commissioned in Sherwood to ensure timely diagnosis. The Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is currently developing an action plan to become a member of the Dementia Action Alliance. This will put an emphasis on developing dementia friendly communities in Newark and Sherwood.
COPD is the collective term for Chronic Bronchitus, Emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease. It limits airflow to the lungs causing shortness of breath. The disease worsens over time so early diagnosis is essential.
The Pulmonary Advancement Network for Newark and Sherwood Health (PANNASH) has been implemented to help patients in the community. Over 600 reviews have been carried out by PANNASH nurses to help patients manage their condition better. The PANNASH programme has reduced emergency hospital admissions by 17%
GPs and nurses have been given information to help with earlier diagnosis and there is a specialist community respiratory team in place to help patients access skilled nurses and consultants in their area.
More information on PANNASH can be found here PANNASH newsletter (PDF File, 4,497kb)
Diabetes is a condition which causes the sufferer's blood sugar level to become too high. There are two types of Diabetes. Type one is where the pancreas does not produce any insulin. Having type one diabetes means you must inject yourself with insulin to prevent blood glucose levels becoming too high.
Type two diabetes is where the body produces some but not enough insulin.
NSCGG were told that education was very important. The group are putting a team in place to support patients at home, reducing the need for hospital admissions. Diabetes patients will have access to a local specialist nurse who will support them with insulin injections and help to moniter them.
The number of people in Newark and Sherwood with diabetes is increasing by 2.5% per year.
Mental health problems will be experienced by one in four of us at some point in our lives. There are many different types of mental illness but the most common are depression and anxiety related.
NSCCG were told there was a lack of skills in primary care and there needed to be earlier dignosis in order to prevent more significant problems later on. GPs have been given two focused sessions on mental health as part of their Protected Learning Time events. Waiting times have also been reduced with support from Improving Access to Pyschological Therapies (IAPT), an NHS inititave designed to help local services deal with mental health issues.
The first few years of a child's life can be difficult especially when you are living in poverty. There are over 4000 children livng in poverty in Newark and Sherwood and we have one of the highest rates of paediatric admissions to hospital in Nottinghamshire.
The CCG held a Vulnerable Families Summit in June 2012 to look at the gaps in supporting families with young children. The conclusion of this summit was to give support to older siblings, so they can act as positive role models for younger children. They have also commissioned the Family Nurse Partnership for Newark and Sherwood to enable intensive support for young parents.
End of life care is something we will all require and as such, it was raised as a concern in the NSCCG survey. The most important issue was the right to choose where people would like to die.
The CCG remain committed to offering people a good death in the place they choose. To ensure all health professionals have access to a patient's wishes, the CCG is developing a care coordination centre. The care plans will be held centrally to provide ease of access. There are also provisions being put in place to help patients stay at home.
If you wish to know more about the CCG visit their website
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