Keeping active

Living well

While there will always be help and support for people who can no longer cope alone because of disability or illness, the majority of people lead active lives – as long as they know what is happening in their local area.

Staying physically active not only helps with mobility, blood pressure and managing your weight, mentally it makes you feel good too. It is not just about going to the gym – dancing, bowling and walking are all good ways to get exercise, have fun and meet new people.

Dorset
Regular short guided health walks take place every week throughout Dorset to help keep you fit and healthy. These free walks off er a great opportunity to get out in the fresh air and meet new people. For more information go to www.dorsetforyou.com/healthwalks.

Poole
The aim of the ‘Wellbeing and Prevention’ initiative in the area is to promote the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults and older people in Poole, through contact and work with a number of voluntary and other statutory organisations, enabling as wide a range of services to be offered as possible.

Contact the Adult Social Care Helpdesk on 01202 633902
or email: sshelpdesk@poole.gov.uk for further information.

Bournemouth
For information about healthy living in Bournemouth, a good starting point is to visit the Bournemouth 2026 Trust’s Information for Living web page at www.bournemouth2026.org.uk where you can find out about leisure, health and wellbeing, as well as a range of other useful information to help in your day-to-day life.

Bournemouth walks
Bournemouth’s Parks arrange walks throughout the year, including regular Monday Morning Meanders. These walks are a great way of finding out about the wonderful variety of countryside and wildlife in their parks, nature reserves and throughout the town.

Find out more by phoning 01202 451629 or email: parks@bournemouth.gov.uk