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People 50+

NHDC’s Communities Team work with the Community to support groups and activities for people aged 50 and above.

The Communities Team support and facilitate groups and assist in the development of new projects, working in partnership with other agencies to provide a wide range of activities that are tailored to the needs and interests of older people.

Dance opportunities

Dance is a great way to meet new people, socialise, have fun and keep fit at the same time. For information on where and when local dances are held visit Footsteps School of Dancing and see the Dance Opportunities PDF below.

Walking for health, fun and fitness

Countryside Management Service have information on Health Walks and social walks in and around North Hertfordshire.

Hertfordshire Library Service

Hertfordshire Library Service offers more than just books. There are Computer Taster Sessions, an online reference library, and much more. Check the opening hours below.

Feeling low or stressed?

There is a free NHS service offering talking therapy and practical support for those experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression and other common problems. It is called IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) and you can either refer yourself or ask your GP for a referral.

Many of the options help people look at the different situations that they find themselves in, and understand their thoughts, emotions and behaviours.

To refer yourself to IAPT please telephone the Single Point of Access on 0300 777 0707 or download the referral form on their website.

Useful contacts

Age UK Hertfordshire Tel: 0845 601 3446
Alzheimer's Society Tel: 01462 433999
HertsHelp 0300 123 4044
Herts Careline 0300 999 2 999
North Hertfordshire Centre for Voluntary Service Tel: 01462 689400
Hertfordshire MS Therapy Centre Tel: 01462 684214
Adult Care Services Tel: 01438 737400
Hertfordshire Community Transport
North Herts Minority Ethnic Forum
Howard Garden Social Centre
Polish Over 60s Club Tel: 01462 632933
Herts Society for the Blind
Citizens Advice Bureau

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