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Memory Tea

Memory Tea Memory Tea is a new addition to the groups and events hosted by Chain Reaction. Chain Reaction is a service funded by Newcastle City Council to provide support for older people that helps them live independently. Groups like Memory Tea aim to give people at risk of loneliness the chance to meet new … Continued

Cuppa Club

Cuppa Club Cuppa Club is a friendly, informal gathering for people aged 65 and over. It’s a chance for people to get together over a hot drink and a bite to eat and chat about anything and everything. Every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, we have tables set aside in Etto on the Park, a lovely … Continued

Shingles Vaccination Eligibility

Shingles Vaccination Eligibility From 1st September 2023, the eligibility has been extended, but this is a phased rollout meaning the eligibility is different depending if you are already 65 or if you are about to turn 65. The table below shows the criteria. Please look up the group that describes you now. Group Eligibility Aged … Continued

Screening

What is screening? The NHS has a comprehensive screening plan designed to identify if you are at higher risk of developing several health problems. Risk factors can exist without symptoms, so screening targets otherwise healthy people. Screening means increased risk can be identified and treated early, reducing the chance of the conditions developing.   When … Continued

Memory loss

Memory Loss We can all be forgetful at times, misplacing keys, or losing our train of thought while talking, but it is useful to know what is normal, what is not, and when it is the right time to seek help.   Stress and Memory Loss Feeling stressed affects both our ability to recall information … Continued

District Nurses

District Nurses District Nurses take care of people in the community rather than in hospitals. Typically, they will visit patients in their homes or residential care homes. For patients who have physical disabilities or life-limiting illnesses and their families, District Nurses are an essential source of support. Their clinical skills provide people with vital care … Continued

Support for Carers

Definitions and variety, paid/unpaid, physical/emotional. Support and flexibility from practice, info on and links to support services.

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