East Lothian Council

East Lothian IJB vice-chair gets to grips with HILDA

Published Wednesday 14th June 17

Marie Gentles and Councillor Fiona O'Donnell with HILDA

Councillor Fiona O'Donnell tries out new self-help website with East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership's Marie Gentles

East Lothian Integration Joint Board (IJB) Vice-Chair Councillor Fiona O’Donnell today launched HILDA, a new website for people who are finding that they might need a little support with mobility or flexibility.

HILDA provides its users with information they can trust on equipment that they can buy or borrow to help them maintain and improve mobility. It offers an easy-to-follow online self-assessment to help pinpoint what kind of support would be useful and puts people in touch with activities, exercise and advice that will help keep them moving and enjoying life.

Registering enables its users to get the most out of HILDA. Then they can plan and set goals that will help improve their mobility. They can change their goals as their needs change and they can also create a plan for friends or relatives. Assessments, advice and details of equipment can be pinned to their plan.

Councillor O’Donnell said:

‘This is a fantastic website and really useful for anyone succumbing to or wanting to stave off those aches and pains that slow us down.

‘I particularly liked the ADL Life Curve which helps you to work out your current level of ageing and suggests activities and equipment to help you keep as fit and healthy as you can. Lots of people use activity trackers but this is even more detailed and can show you how to turn the clock back with some very simple exercises.

‘Because it’s a website, you can access it whenever it’s convenient for you. So I would recommend everyone to drop in on HILDA whenever they like. It’s quick, it’s easy and it will help us all to get the most out of life.’

You can drop in on HILDA at www.eastlothian.gov.uk/hilda

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