Borough Insight

Wellbeing – one year on

The aim of the Wellbeing Centre is to support the Borough's growing elderly population and vulnerable adults with their physical, emotional and mental health wellbeing. The Centre also specialises with supporting residents with memory loss, confusion and in the early stages of dementia and offers support and access to resources for carers.

To celebrate its first anniversary, the Wellbeing Centre is having a coffee morning on 25 June, highlighting the services they offer. All are welcome! Drop in at Longmead Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9HG.Chairobics

The Centre exits to enhance individual’s quality of life and to support carers. It is linked up with older people services and gives carers and those living with dementia one port of call for help and information.

Of the Epsom & Ewell population, 16.5% are aged 64 and over. It is predicted that by 2020 there will be an increase of 12.2% in this age range. After the age of 65, the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, doubles approximately every five years. It is estimated that dementia affects one in 14 people over the age of 65 and one in six people over the age of 80.

The Wellbeing Centre provides information, support and a pathway into appropriate assessment and support services.

The Centre has a Community Alarm and Telecare demonstration suite that allows people to view the alarm unit and to see how it would function in the home. The alarm helps to enhance independent living by always having someone to contact if needed or in an emergency. The centre also has a shower adaptation unit and examples of locks, grab rails and keysafes that can be fitted around the home by the Council’s Handyman Service.

You can contact the Wellbeing Centre on 01372 727 583 or email us at

For more information visit the Council's website.

Chairobics - just one of the activities held in the Centre.

These sessions are FREE to attend and booking is advised.


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