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23 June 2017

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Award Winning Health & Wellbeing Vintage Tea Parties  


NHS Grampian, Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership, tsiMoray, and various other partners across Moray have worked together to achieve an award winning participation method for engaging older people across Moray.
 
At the NHS Scotland National Conference in Glasgow on 20th of June, the Vintage Tea Party poster not only won the Health of the Population Award but also the People's Choice Award for the submission of "Moray Community Health & Wellbeing Vintage Tea parties - Supporting Stronger, Healthier, and Connected Communities."
 
Health and Wellbeing Vintage Tea Parties helped older people find out more about what is available in their local community to help them remain healthy, well, connected to their community and living independently at home.  The tea parties were held in Elgin, Keith, Buckie, Speyside, Lossiemouth, Forres and Fochabers with smaller dementia friendly events being held in Dufftown and Tomintoul during Dementia Awareness Week.
 
Ann Griffin, Area Public Health Coordinator is one of the organisers of the event.  She said: "We are absolutely thrilled that this initiative was selected and awarded from 230 posters on display from all across Scotland. 
 
"Our Vintage Tea events connected people to groups that can help to keep them fit and well, but also linked them to people who can help them attend the groups as well, such as neighbours who might be going anyway and are able to offer a lift.  We also identified what gaps different communities had and we are now addressing some of these gaps." 
 
"We did this in a fun, informative way and have successfully engaged around 700 over 60s at seven different communities in Moray.  Local businesses and third sector partner agencies engaged in the events including:  Quarriers Carer Support, Alzheimer's Scotland, Citizen Advice Bureau, Fire Service, Tesco,  Co-operative, Volunteering,  BALL groups, GP practices and of course the older people themselves."

You can view the award winning poster at http://nhsscotlandevent.com/sites/default/files/2017%20-%20NHSScotland%20Event%20-%20Posters%20-%20HP18%20-%20pdf%20-%20FINAL%235.pdf