Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for your Network?
There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!
The donations we receive will be used to help the Network be of benefit to older people across Northamptonshire.
Read the latest message from our Chairman:
The purpose of our Network is to be of benefit to older people across Northamptonshire. Age often brings a lot of difficulties in life.
A major issue is often loneliness and isolation from our family, friends and neighbours. A recent research project demonstrated that this was also the cause of more problems in life, particularly physical and mental health wellbeing.
There are interventions designed to improve wellbeing, some of which have been successful. There are also interventions designed to achieve other outcomes such as improved physical fitness, involvement in volunteering and neighbourhood social cohesion.
While improved wellbeing was not a primary objective for these interventions, participation was linked with increased levels of wellbeing.
This Network is aware of these interventions and is using this information to organise opportunities for our members to participate in coach outings, exercise, coffee mornings, group lunches and other events. The aim of what we do is to improve the wellbeing of as many of the over 50’s in Northamptonshire as we can. Improving wellbeing has some very real physical benefits, not least an improvement in general health. We are limited by cash and volunteers but will continue to try and acquire more of both.
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