Thursday 2nd November coffee morning saw 7 pharmacy students now in their pre registration year with Boots, come along to carry out various activities with our older people. The students were looking at bone health and offered simple advice . This included simple exercises, guessing the percentage levels of Vitamin D in certain foods and giving literature about osteoporosi (a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile). The Department of Health recommends that older people should take daily vitamin D supplements, especially during the winter months,to make sure they get enough.
The older people responded really well to the students input and enjoyed engaging in the different activities. The students reported that they were surprised at the number of people who came to coffee morning and were initially sceptical that they would be able to engage them. Fears were soon allayed once they got chatting around the tables.