Planning for a healthy retirement

first_imgPlanning for a healthy retirementOn 1 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. The government has extended its pilot scheme offering health checks topeople finishing workThree pilot schemes were launched by the Department of Health in Marchoffering people aged 50 to 65 advice on issues such as blood pressure, fuel andheating, fitness levels, diet, immunisation and screening programmes. Health minister Lord Hunt unveiled a further five pilot schemes in October,with £800,000 to fund the pilots for a year. The pilots will be examiningdifferent ways of targeting people approaching, or just past, retirement age. The five new pilot sites are in Dorset, East Devon, North Staffordshire andSouthwark and Hackney in London. Services will include an osteoporosis health check in Dorset and anoccupational health and lifestyle advice service through the primary care trustin east Devon. In Southwark, a pre-retirement health day and website with inter-activee-mail will be developed, while in Hackney GP surgeries, employers andcommunity groups will be asked to carry out health checks. In North Staffordshire, the pilot will look to raise awareness of the needfor health checks among older people as well as recruiting them as lay healthadvisers. Lord Hunt said, “We are moving away from the idea that the healthservice for older people is just about treatment towards ensuring that peoplehave advice and help to prevent them from becoming ill in the first place. “These health checks will give older people the chance to stay fitterand healthier for longer and plan for a healthy retirement.” A study by the Health Development Agency for the DoH showed manypre-retirement courses included some aspect of health, but there was potentialfor expanding them. It also found only a few specific pre-retirement health initiatives werebeing developed and that people approaching retirement are rarely targeted byexisting health activities. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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No Hull deal for Austin – Clarets

first_img Press Association The 23-year-old has been linked with Steve Bruce’s promoted Tigers throughout the summer, with some reports claiming a deal was set to go through. Championship side Burnley have denied that, though, tweeting: “Contrary to media reports, Burnley Football Club has not agreed any deal with Hull City for striker Charlie Austin.” Burnley have not agreed a fee with Hull for the sale of striker Charlie Austin, the Lancashire club has said.center_img Austin signed for Burnley from Swindon in January 2011 and has scored 45 goals for the club since then, with 28 of them coming last season. Strike power is something Bruce was short of during the 2012/13 campaign, despite his side going up automatically. Their total of 61 goals scored was amongst the lowest in the division, with midfielder Robert Koren their leading marksman with nine. last_img read more

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MLB trade rumors: Dodgers acquire Jedd Gyorko from Cardinals to add depth

first_img MLB trade rumors: Nationals acquire Daniel Hudson, Roenis Elias, Hunter Strickland The Dodgers have added yet another bat to their already deep bench.Los Angeles has acquired utilityman Jedd Gyorko from the Cardinals, according to The Athletic. MLB trade news: Braves get Shane Greene, Mark Melancon to boost bullpen #Dodgers acquiring Jedd Gyorko from #STLCards, source tells The Athletic.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2019Gyorko is batting just .196 with two home runs in 56 at-bats with the Cardinals this season, but has had to deal with injuries and was on his way back in recent days. MLB trade news: Phillies acquire Corey Dickerson from Pirates In four seasons with St. Louis he batted .256 with 63 home runs and 180 RBIs. Related News It is unclear who the Cardinals will receive in return.The trade deadline is at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday.last_img read more

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