You can keep warm and healthy this winter from the comfort of your own chair.
That’s one of the messages of this year’s Liverpool Winter Survival campaign which was launched recently at Breck Road Library.
At the launch –attended by nearly 100 residents – radio personality Pete Price re-launched the very successful Healthy Homes Chair based exercise DVD.
It shows a fun-filled chair-based exercise routine for older people which they can do alongside Pete from the comfort of their own homes. The exercises help them to stay active and warm during the cold winter months when weather conditions may reduce their mobility. The DVD was released last year and is back due to popular demand. Copies of it are available from Radio City.
As well as picking up a DVD visitors were given information about how to prepare their homes for cold weather and how to keep themselves warms and safe.
At the launch event Winter warmers hats, blankets, thermal cups, thermal vests and socks were given out . Further Winter Survival road shows will be held at:
29 October Fazakerley Library 10am– 12noon
28 November Dovecot Library 12 noon – 2pm
The campaign is being run by Healthy Homes Programme team – a joint initiative by the City Council and Liverpool PCT
Councillor Roz Gladden, Assistant Mayor, said: “This is a very important campaign.
“There is lots of practical advice on keeping warm and information how you can afford to pay for heating available and I would urge elderly people to make sure they take advantage of it and keep safe and warm this winter.”
Further information about preparing for winter is available from www.metoffice.gov.uk/getreadyforwinter