Staying warm, preventing falls, living well and looking after your mental health – just some of the issues for older people across Dudley borough that will be covered in a series of ‘Zoom sessions’.

Normally Dudley Council arrange get togethers for older people and their carers to provide Winter Wellbeing advice, but Covid has put paid to that this year.

Instead interactive sessions will be held online for older people or those who support the elderly, including volunteers, community workers or information givers.

And the council are encouraging people who attend to spread the word and share what you find out with relatives, friends and neighbours.

The schedule and a booking link is here:

Day 1 - Looking After Yourself - Monday, December 7 (1.30pm - 3pm)

• Self Management - Tips and tools for people living with long term conditions.

• Falls prevention - Find out about strength and balanced based exercises.

• Looking after your mental health.

• Flu jabs, vitamin D and accessing healthcare services.

Booking link:

Day 2 - Keeping Safe and Well at Home - Wednesday, December 9 (5pm - 6.30pm)

• Telecare - how community alarms and other technology can help.

• Warm Homes - reduce your bills and keep warm this winter.

• Tips on how to be more scam aware.

• Living well feeling safe - a community service and an online tool helping local people to keep safe, independent and well.

Booking link:

Day 3 - Supporting Local Communities Through COVID-19 - Friday, December 11 (10am - 11.30am)

• Support for unpaid carers.

• Financial help and food supplies during the pandemic.

• Find out about the new Dudley borough COVID Champions project.

• Find help with coping with loneliness and isolation and hear about local befriending schemes.

Booking link:

The sessions have been arranged by a partnership of Dudley Council Public Health and Healthwatch Dudley to host these events which will take place on Zoom.