Drink Wise, Age Well aims to help people make healthier choices about their drinking
For many people alcohol can have a positive impact on their lives including increasing socialisation and relaxation. Many of us will enjoy alcohol as we get older and not experience many of the negative effects. We are living longer, and many of us will have active and independent lives well into old age. Research suggests that after the age of 50, people start getting progressively happier.
However for some people as they get older alcohol can start to have a more negative affect. In the past ten years we have seen a significant increase in harms caused by alcohol to older people
What we do
Drink Wise Age Well provides information on alcohol and getting older to allow you to make informed choices about alcohol use. We provide information on alcohol unit guidelines, tips for cutting down and where and how to get help if you need it
Drink Wise Age Well also supports health and social care providers and community organisations to recognise and respond to risky drinking in people aged over 50.
There is a free telephone advice line available Monday to Friday 9am-5pm freephone: 0800 032 3723
Activities and opportunities
Trips and events – such as Neon workshop, Antiques Roadshow, Tea dance at Parson Cross, Bakewell, Hardwick Hall, “behind the scenes” tours of theatres etc.
Short courses/one offs - Healthy eating, Cooking on a budget, Exercise tasters, Mind & Memory, Reminiscence, Pin Hole Photography, Outdoor arts etc.
Resilience Course - 6 part programme offering support to help get the most out of later life – available anywhere in the city.
Befriending - support from volunteers to enable individuals to access activities in their local communities.
Volunteering - help to facilitate groups and activities or help support someone 1:1 so they can settle into new social activities and make new friends – lots of training and the opportunity to join a team and meet new people.