Ask Lily directory offers older people in West Norfolk advice for winter months

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Help is at hand to give older people in West Norfolk advice on how to live active, healthy lives throughout the winter months.

The West Norfolk Partnership is reminding older residents, their families and carers that an abundance of information to help the over 65s live independently this winter is available at www.asklily.org.uk.

Cllr Nick Daubney, partnership chairman, said: “The Ask LILY directory has been designed to help older people in West Norfolk to lead active, healthy and independent lives.

“The directory can be especially useful at this time of year, when winter weather and darker nights can lead people to feel more isolated. It means that information about a whole host of topics from health and wellbeing to getting out and about and money matters are all just the click of a mouse away.”

The Ask LILY (Living Independently in Later Years) directory is a free and impartial resource with over 1,100 listings, including information about things to do, being out and about, health and wellbeing, advice and advocacy, care and support at home, money matters and staying safe.

The site includes an easy-to-navigate search facility and an option to create personalised shortlists of information.

The online directory is designed to give convenient access for all – however, people who do not have easy access to the internet can call the council information centre on 01553 616200 and an advisor will navigate the directory for them.

Local groups, charities or organisations which offer community services, activities or events and wish to list their information on Ask LILY can register online to create an entry.

Alternatively, information can be emailed to: asklily@west-norfolk.gov.uk. Adding a listing is free of charge.

The directory is supported by the West Norfolk Alliance and is part of a wider programme of work which seeks to improve older people’s quality of life. Known as Prevention First, the programme aims to help prevent acute problems by helping people to address low-level issues before they escalate.

For more information visit: www.asklily.org.uk