Watch videos and read comments from ExtraCare residents, staff members and supporters about the charity's work. (Videos open on YouTube.)
She says: "I work with GPs and organise things like flu vaccine clinics, and run a few groups – chair-based exercise and weight management are both popular. Every day is a school day. I’m always learning!"
In this video, June from Hagley Road Village in Birmingham talks about her experiences with dementia. Read more about June
Also in this video, Carol, ExtraCare's EOP Locksmith, explains how she has helped June. Read more about ExtraCare's Enriched Opportunities Programme
In this video, Flo from Lark Hill Village in Nottingham talks about her experiences with Chrissie, the Village's Well-being Advisor.
Michael Voges, chief executive of the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO), comments on ExtraCare’s integrated model of health, housing and social care:
"The ExtraCare Charitable Trust’s unique model demonstrates that when this integration is achieved holistically, older people really benefit and public costs come down. This Charity’s research with Aston University should influence professionals and politicians looking to fund innovation that delivers better health, housing and social care provision for our ageing population."
The three-year study was led by Dr. Carol Holland, director of Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA), at Aston University in Birmingham.
Dr. Holland said:
"The ExtraCare Charitable Trust model combines health and care, support and preventive strategies, in an environment in which active engagement is very accessible."