Release Date: 01 August 2012
Hundreds of health and wellbeing advice guides are being handed out to people over 50 by Stroud District Council.
The handy pocket-sized fold out guides are packed full of healthy living tips and contact details of various agencies and organisations such as neighbourhood wardens, local police, victim support and Age UK amongst others.
Councillor June Cordwell, executive member for community services for Stroud District Council, said:
'The aim of the guide is to give people a general spread of advice to help them throughout the year. Many residents live alone and some don't have any family nearby, which can be very isolating. If there is a problem they may be reluctant to ask someone for help. But the guide has contact details of many excellent organisations that can offer advice and services to them.'
Pamela Tawse, chair of the Stroud District Older People's forum said
'We love them. The handy little guide folds out to provide a wealth of information and whilst the initial idea was to provide it to people over 50 we feel that anyone can benefit from it.'
Councillor Karon Cross, executive member for health and wellbeing at the council, added:
'It is a priority of this council to ensure people living in our district are happy and healthy. This guide is small, but it's absolutely packed with tips, from how to keep healthy and warm during cold spells to where to report a problem if you have one. I urge everyone who receives one to give it a read.'
Copies will be distributed by the council's neighbourhood wardens and will be available in public areas such as libraries, GP surgeries and Stroud District Council's reception at Ebley Mill.