Ageing well

"Sharing things with other like minded people, there's always something new to learn, everyday you learn something new" Kitty aged 89

Having access to green spaces and spending time outdoors is good for our psychological wellbeing. It can also improve our recovery from stress, protect us from future stress and better our concentration.

People living near quality green spaces, full of wildlife and thriving habitats, are twice as likely to report low psychological distress compared to those living near low quality open spaces.

That’s why across the UK, the Wildlife Trusts are helping older people to rediscover the physical, mental and social benefits of being outside with nature. Almost 25% of our 800,000 members and a large proportion of our 40,000 volunteers are aged 60 and over. Therefore we have a good understanding of this group and their associated needs. 

Wild at Heart, Sheffield Wildlife Trust 

Wild at Heart run by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, works with isolated older people aged 50 to 105 to connect them to local green space and each other.

More information here

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