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Newcastle and North Tyneside Over 50s get their Golden Guide!

Wednesday 31st August

A FREE local handbook for over 50s is now available across Newcastle and North Tyneside.

Packed with tips on money, health, leisure, care and community it has been produced in response to demand from local residents. The Golden Guide began in Northumberland with a mission to help older people stay active, keep healthy and in touch and now over 50s further south have discovered it.

The chunky guide is full of activities from men’s groups to musicals, rambling to radio and gospel singing to bell-ringing with a lot more besides! Expert contacts are given for health concerns, care issues, pensions, benefits and legal help. There is information too on befriending, bereavement and how to get online.

Editor Heather Alabaster says:

‘Good local information helps a community thrive. It inspires people to try new things and reassures them that help is nearby. We had a fabulous response to our appeal for help, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and Northumbrian Water are our partners, and many others have generously sponsored pages.’

5000 copies are being distributed across both areas. Find them here at Newcastle Carers, in libraries, Healthwatch, Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, with Care and Reablement teams, GP surgeries—(with the Practice Nurses), Community and Hospital occupational therapists, selected pharmacies, including Boots and various other charities and groups.

It’s online at

Free postal service for over 50s residents.

For Newcastle ring Golden Guide on 0191 386 5918.

For North Tyneside ring Care and Connect on 0191 643 7474.

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