Department for Health

University researchers helping to improve wellbeing of isolated older people

Mon Oct 08 14:26:00 BST 2012

Researchers from the Department for Health are working with a local charity on new initiatives to help older people improve their health and wellbeing.

Dr Afroditi Stathi is working with the Bath charity Golden Oldies to develop ways to help older people become more mobile.

Golden Oldies was founded five years ago as an initiative to encourage isolated and lonely elderly members of the community to meet regularly as a singing group.

The charity now hosts 60 sessions a week across the South West and South Wales, with over 1,500 members and is aiming to become a national initiative.