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Older people

Cumbria's population is ageing. If projections are correct, by 2029 Cumbria will have a greater proportion of people over the age of 65 than the national average. Of course we all want to live to a ripe old age and have the health to enjoy it.

NHS Cumbria recognises the contribution that older people make to the community and is working to ensure that Cumbria's older people are able to influence and shape their communities, live independently and have maximum control over decisions that affect them.

NHS Cumbria is working with older people to:

  • Promote 'Successful Ageing' with a variety of projects in communities
  • Keep older peoples' homes warm, reduce fuel poverty and help with energy efficiency
  • Prevent falls and accidents in the home
  • Provide seasonal flu vaccinations
  • Improve facilities for older people with dementia
  • Improve end of life care

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NHS Keep Warm Keep Well provides advice on keeping warm and help to make your home more energy efficient

Age Concern works to promote the wellbeing of all older people and to help make later life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.

Help the Aged is an international charity fighting to free older people from poverty, isolation and neglect.

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