Bexley Christmas event to promote health of elderly

Florence King, Dr Howard Stoate and Dorothy Penn

Sheila Hagan and Dr Howard Stoate with another local resident

First published in Bexley by

PENSIONERS went Christmas crazy at a good health event in Bexleyheath town centre last week.

More than 100 pensioners came to the civic offices, in Broadway, on Friday December 14 to learn what health and care support they can get over the Christmas period.

The event was promoting interest in local health services, the NHS Choose Well campaign and the NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which will take over responsibility for local health services from April 2013.

Bexley has one of the largest elderly populations in London. This makes provision against long-term conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and respiratory illnesses crucial.

Dr Howard Stoate said: “The new organisation is keen to engage with patients both in terms of education and getting a steer from what they see as local health priorities.

“The elderly population is sizable in Bexley and associated long-term conditions are a major issue in terms of care and cost.

“We do need to get the stronger preventative message across, along with the fact that a few simple changes can make a big difference to people’s quality of life.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree