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Staying Safe Online

Welcome to our Online Safety Resource for older adults! Here, you'll find essential tips and guides to navigate the digital world securely. From protecting your personal information to recognizing online scams, our resource offers easy-to-follow advice to ensure a safe online experience. Whether you're a newcomer to technology or seeking to enhance your digital security, our comprehensive tools empower you to browse the internet with confidence. Stay informed and safeguarded with our online safety resource – explore it today!

Digital Skills

Digital Terms

Welcome to our Digital Terms Dictionary, specially designed for older adults who want to dive into the fascinating world of technology without feeling overwhelmed by complicated language!

Whether you're just starting to explore smartphones, tablets, or computers, or you're looking to better understand the digital tools and gadgets that have become part of everyday life, our dictionary is here to help.

We've taken the guesswork out of understanding digital terms by providing clear explanations in plain language, so you can feel confident navigating the digital landscape. From terms like "social media" and "email" to more advanced concepts like "cloud computing" and "streaming," we cover it all.

Think of us as your friendly guide to the digital world, offering insights, tips, and tricks to help you make the most of modern technology. So, whether you're looking to stay connected with loved ones, manage your finances online, or simply satisfy your curiosity about the digital age, we're here to support you every step of the way. Let's embark on this digital journey together!

Wellbeing

Stay Safe from Fire at Home: Tips for Older People in Greater Manchester

Stay Safe from Fire at Home: Tips for Older People in Greater Manchester

In a time when the cost of living is rising, it's important for older people to find ways to bring down their expenses. However, it's equally crucial to ensure that any changes made at home are done safely, especially when it comes to fire safety. By being aware of the potential hazards and taking necessary precautions, you can protect yourself and your home. Here are some essential tips to help you stay safe from fire

Tech and Tea Video

This week is Get Online Week, a national campaign to raise awareness of the digital divide and encourage more people to get on line
Are you one of the 10.2 million people across the UK who lack basic digital skills, do you know someone who is?
Check out our Tech and Tea courses which are delivered in the local community – learn some basic digital skills and make some new friends.

Age Friendly Salford

International Day of Older Persons 2023

Each year on 1st October, people across the world mark International Day of Older Persons to raise awareness of opportunities and challenges faced by ageing populations, and to mobilise the wider community to address difficulties faced by older people.
This year’s theme encourages people to get curious and be proud about their place, recognising that the place where we live has a huge impact on our wellbeing as we age.
We invited older Salford residents to tell us about the places that are important to them and what makes them proud of the past, present and future Salford.

Digital Skills

How to print from your tablet

This short guide shows you how to connect your tablet to a printer to easy to follow steps. Created in response to feedback from older people who had completed the Tech and Tea course.

Age Friendly Salford

Age Friendly Standards

This video shares what older people feel is important in making the places they visit, the services they use and the social activities they take part in age-friendly.

Age Friendly Salford

International Day of Older Persons (2022)

Watch our short video “Celebrating the Contributions and Resilience of Older Women in Salford”, for IDOP 2022.

Age Friendly Salford

International Day of Older Persons (2021)

Watch our short video, celebrating International Day of Older Persons in Salford, 2021.

Age Friendly Salford

Pension Credit

It's worth checking if you're entitled to Pension Credit, even if you own a home or have savings. Watch this short video from the DWP to find out more.

Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Walk and Talk, Parks

Park on a Page – Parr Fold Park

Walking is a fantastic leisure activity – it’s free, doesn’t require any equipment beyond comfortable walking shoes and is suitable for everyone. And did you also know that walking in nature is also good for you – mentally and physically? Download our free Park on a Page (Parr Fold Park).

Produced by Inspiring Communities Together.

Nutrition and Hydration

Nutrition and Covid-19 Recovery

Covid-19 is a lung condition caused by novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Around 10% of patients who have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus remain unwell beyond three weeks, and a smaller proportion for months. Eating well during recovery is important to prevent malnutrition and support the preservation of muscle mass. Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration Taskforce have created this guide to help those with Covid-19 recovery.

Wellbeing

Coping with bereavement

When someone dies, it can be a devastating experience, but you don't have to go through it alone. This Independent Age guide looks at how you might be feeling and where you can look for support when you need it. It covers how you might be feeling, physical effects of grief, getting support after the funeral, looking after yourself, where to find help and more.

Employment

Becoming an age-friendly employer

With one in three workers is over the age of 50, it's more important than ever that employers are age-friendly, whether that's in the way they recruit, provide health support to employees or encourage career development at all ages. This toolkit for employers was made by the Centre for Ageing Better.

Other, Employment

Flexible working for over 50s

One in three workers is over the age of 50 and flexible working is the number one workplace practice that would support people to work for longer. Flexible working is about getting the balance right to boost staff loyalty, engagement and help people do their jobs. This practical toolkit provides insights into how employers can make flexible working work better for them and their teams. Made by Centre for Ageing Better with Timewise.

Winter, Nutrition and Hydration, Age Friendly Salford, Wellbeing

Winterwise – A guide to keeping well this winter

Created by Independent Age, in collaboration with GMCA Ageing Hub, this guide has tips on how older people can keep well over winter. It's split into three sections; staying warm, staying safe and staying well.

Age Friendly Salford, Wellbeing

Breathing Better in Swinton

This booklet provides information and guidance on how to cope with breathing difficulties, including asthma and COPD.

Age Friendly Salford, Digital Skills

Tech & Tea Evaluation Report

This 2017 report by the University of Salford looks into the difference our digital inclusion programme, Tech & Tea, makes.

Winter, Age Friendly Salford

What to Do If You Have a Fall

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more vulnerable and likely to fall, especially if they have a long-term health condition. Read this booklet for tips of what to do in the event of a fall.

Winter, Wellbeing

Six Steps to Preventing Falls

Salford has one of the highest rates of falls causing injury and requiring hospital admission amongst older people in Greater Manchester. Falls are serious at any age, but breaking a bone after a fall becomes more likely as we get older. Even if a bone is not broken after a fall, people become fearful of falling again and this may limit the amount of activity a person feels they can do. However, falls are preventable and this booklet has been put together to help you as an older person or someone who looks after an older person to reduce the risk of falling. This booklet sets out six steps to reducing the risk of falling and provides some top tips and links to support.

Digital Skills

Doing digital in later life practical guide

A practical guide to help relatives, friends, carers and front line workers support older people to get online.

This guide is produced by the Good Things Foundation.

Wellbeing

You Buck Me Up

Older people attending the Friendly Friday Zoom group wrote this uplifting song about how technology helped them during the pandemic. The lyrics can be found here.

Age Friendly Salford, Report

What difference has our Age Friendly Salford Programme Made

This short, easy to read report summarises the tangible achievements for Salford since we embarked on our Age Friendly journey. Further information about our work can be found on the World Health Organisation Age Friendly Communities site: extranet.who.int/agefriendlyworld/age-friendly-practices/

Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Walk and Talk

Park on a Page – History Walk

Walking is a fantastic leisure activity – it’s free, doesn’t require any equipment beyond comfortable walking shoes and is suitable for everyone. And did you also know that walking in nature is also good for you – mentally and physically? Download our free Park on Page (History Walk).

Produced by Inspiring Communities Together.

Wellbeing, Physical Activity, Walk and Talk

Park on a Page – Albert Park

Walking is a fantastic leisure activity – it’s free, doesn’t require any equipment beyond comfortable walking shoes and is suitable for everyone. And did you also know that walking in nature is also good for you – mentally and physically? Download our free Park on Page (Albert Park).

Produced by Inspiring Communities Together.

Wellbeing, Physical Activity

Park on a Page – Buile Hill Park

Walking is a fantastic leisure activity – it’s free, doesn’t require any equipment beyond comfortable walking shoes and is suitable for everyone. And did you also know that walking in nature is also good for you – mentally and physically? Download our free Park on Page (Buile Hill Park).

Produced by Inspiring Communities Together.

Wellbeing, Physical Activity

Park on a Page – Peel Park

Walking is a fantastic leisure activity – it’s free, doesn’t require any equipment beyond comfortable walking shoes and is suitable for everyone. And did you also know that walking in nature is also good for you – mentally and physically? Download our free Park on Page (Peel Park).

Produced by Inspiring Communities Together.

Wellbeing, Physical Activity

Park on a Page – Kersal Wetlands

Walking is a fantastic leisure activity – it’s free, doesn’t require any equipment beyond comfortable walking shoes and is suitable for everyone. And did you also know that walking in nature is also good for you – mentally and physically? Download our free Park on Page (Kersal Wetlands).

Produced by Inspiring Communities Together.

Volunteering

Volunteer Wellbeing Champion role – YouTube

If you are interested in supporting Age Friendly Salford as a volunteer, please watch our video and find out how you can get involved - no experience needed and there are a variety of opportunities.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing conversation video – YouTube

This short film accompanies the Wellbeing Conversation Training Guide.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing Conversations How to guide

This latest booklet is produced as part of the Age Friendly Salford programme and brings together in one easy read information which can help us all hold those wellbeing conversations. Focusing on what is important to help me look after my own health and wellbeing.

Nutrition and Hydration, Report

Reducing malnutrition and dehydration in older people in Greater Manchester: A Salford Story

This report shares how, through partnership working and greater awareness in Salford, we have made very good progress to reduce preventable malnutrition and dehydration in older people.

This report is produced by the Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration Programme.

Winter

Ready to Go Planning for Winter

This booklet produced as part of the Age Friendly Salford programme brings together in one easy read the information which is relevant to help older people prepare for and stay well during the winter.

Nutrition and Hydration

Meal & snack ideas from a range of cultures booklet

This supplement is to be given with the Eat, Drink, Live Well booklet. It is based on the ideas from people who represent various cultures. It is intended to provide a wider range of snack and meal ideas for people who have a reduced appetite or who have lost weight without meaning to.

This booklet is produced by the Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration Programme.

Nutrition and Hydration

Food First recipes booklet

The ‘Food First’ approach is designed to provide extra nourishment for those who are at risk of undernutrition. That is those who have lost weight without meaning to, or have a low body weight.

This booklet is produced by the Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration Programme.

Nutrition and Hydration

Eating Well Affordably booklet

A booklet to help you eat well on a budget.
This booklet is produced by the Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration Programme.

Nutrition and Hydration

Eat Drink Live well booklet

Do you have a poor appetite? Have you lost weight without meaning to? Are you feeling tired and low in energy? If so, follow the simple steps in this booklet for 12 weeks to help rebuild your strength and appetite.

This booklet is produced by the Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration Programme.

Nutrition and Hydration

A5 flyer (Hydration and weight loss)

This flyer is produced by the Greater Manchester Nutrition and Hydration Programme.

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