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British Heart Foundation

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Preventive care involves regular check-ups and screening tests to get an update on your health. If there are any warning signs of disease, regular preventive care will spot them early, which means earlier treatment and fewer complications. In addition to health screenings, there are proactive steps you can take to improve your chances of aging well, including developing a strategy to maintain your health. Lifestyle changes you can make, such as eating better, quitting smoking and starting (or maintaining) an exercise routine, you'll feel better and enjoy life longer Staying healthy is a collaborative effort between you and your doctor but it starts with you and your commitment to your health.
Campaigning is when we get together and put pressure on decision makers to make a specific change that will improve our lives. By campaigning together we can improve lives, bringing more happiness and security in later life. Age UK campaigns on a range of issues from calling for reform of the way care services are provided, to trying to improve the bus route in our local community. Once the issue is identified we put pressure on the key individuals who have the power to make the changes we want. Campaigning is something we can all get involved in, whether it’s writing to our MP, signing a petition, or simply telling our friends and family about the issue. By joining together we can improve later life for all of us.
Counselling can be defined as a relatively short-term, interpersonal, theory-based process of helping persons who are fundamentally psychologically healthy resolve developmental and situational issues.
Your GP can refer you for counselling on the NHS.
If there is a problem with either a persons physical or mental health this can affect their day to day lives and may mean that they are entitled to benefits as a result and further medical support.
Volunteer for a community project. Help to improve your local area and the lives of local people by volunteering your time to work on community-based projects. Donating just a few hours each week can make a real difference within your local area.