New guide for over 50s is released

A free advice guide for over 50s in North Tyneside and Newcastle has been updated and sent out.

Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 10:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th September 2019, 12:12 pm
The Golden Guide includes a host of activities and advice.
The Golden Guide includes a host of activities and advice.

The Golden Guide includes contacts for leisure activities, socialising and getting fit.

Among the activities are Happy Chappies in Wallsend, heritage walks, wildlife, gardening, supper clubs, tea parties, singalongs, sailing and cycling.

There are also contacts listed for topics including health and care, home security, pensions, money and consumer problems .

Editor Heather Alabaster said: "Everyone loves local information – whether it’s online or in this handy little book.

"It’s invaluable for getting out and about - keeping in touch or finding help when it’s needed.

"People often tell us it’s reassuring to have the Golden Guide within reach at home."

Denise Bedford, of Infrastructure North, said: "We think the Golden Guide does a great job.

"It’s a very effective way to reach older people who may not be online, and it significantly helps spread the word about the support available for their health and wellbeing."

Copies are in all Library branches plus branches of Age UK North Tyneside, North Tyneside Carers, Dementia Advice Centre, Disability North and St Oswald’s Hospice.

Copies also with Social Care teams, Hospitals, larger Boots stores and other selected pharmacies.

To view it online visit

To order a copy to be sent out call Care and Connect on (0191) 643 7474.