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A new service aimed at helping adults with a life-limiting illness maintain their independence and quality of life is being launched at Treetops Hospice Care this month.

Treetops, based in Risley, supports adults and their families with nursing care and emotional support across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The new Well-being day, running on Mondays, will focus on individuals’ needs and offer bespoke sessions and workshops such as relaxation techniques, fatigue management, gentle exercise and creative therapies.

A big difference to people’s livesJulie Mehigan

Julie Mehigan, day care services manager, explained the new service will complement the existing, long-established day care unit based at the hospice:

“This is a great opportunity for us to offer something different to people with a progressive life-limiting illness such as cancer, multiple sclerosis or motor neurone disease.

“It’s well recognised and documented that people maintain their quality of life for longer if they feel able to make informed choices and have the skills to manage their own lives and illness. This is at the heart of the new Well-being Days.

“Everyone who attends will develop their own personal plan and goals, either short or long term. They will then be supported by our team of nurses and occupational therapist to achieve these.

“We’ll be offering a wide range of sessions from how to sleep well to healthy eating and more. We know this will make a big difference to people’s lives.”

The Well-being days are free and people can either refer themselves or be referred by their GP or another healthcare professional.

Those interested in finding out more can call 0115 949 1264 or visit the Well-being Day webpage.

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