Month: July 2015

The Creative Path Information Sessions

Come along and find out more about The Creative Path on THURSDAY 6th AUGUST 2015 at 10:30am until 12:30pm OR the evening information session at 6pm until 8pm. Meet Ursula, our facilitator and talk with previous participants to hear their stories. The Creative Path is all about discovering and recovering the sense of creativity inherent in each of us, which often gets buried beneath the stresses and strains of modern living. Venue: The Playhouse, Artillery Street, Derry – Londonderry  All welcome!

Major issues facing Derry’s older people

I read this concerning article in this weeks Derry Journal. Below is a few short paragraphs of the article.

A major new health survey involving almost 700 older people in Derry’s Triax area has found that almost 60% suffer from low mood and anxiety related conditions. The figure is more than twice the average for the north, when compared with the Health Survey NI for 2012-13 for those aged 55 and over.

The new Derry survey of people aged from 59 through to 90s also found that 51% are suffering from arthritis, with almost as many diagnosed as having high blood pressure, and over a quarter having heart problems.

 Around one in three of the 668 people surveyed in the Creggan, Bogside, Brandywell and Fountain areas have respiratory problems such as asthma or COPD, while 17% have diabetes.

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