From strength to strength with Active Ageing: Meet Derick, our chair-based exercise champ!
When 87-year-old Derick joined our Active Ageing programme, he didn’t have the strength to even hold up his head. This meant that the former Service Engineer a...Read more
Dementia Action Week 2019: Shining a light on the people behind dementia
From tweets to tombola, everyone at Hertfordshire Independent Living Service has been celebrating the annual Dementia Action Week campaign, which took place bet...Read more
Flourishing friendships: HILS’ Valentine’s Day ‘Love Your Community’ get-together helps to battle loneliness and isolation
This year HILS celebrated Valentine’s Day by organising a ‘Love Your Community’ event at our Jubilee Centre in St Albans. With a touch of love and the help of a...Read more
HILS’ Active Ageing Service celebrates its one year anniversary!
Meet Lilian Strange, former Mayor of Stevenage – and new fitness fan! HILS is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Active Ageing service. Set up in pa...Read more
Nutrition and Hydration Week 2019 - Student dietitians join HILS in delivering meals on wheels!
With over 18,000 older Hertfordshire residents living in the community at risk of malnutrition, student dietitians teamed up with HILS community team members to...Read more
HILS spreads Christmas cheer by delivering festive meals to isolated older people on Christmas Day
For most of us, Christmas is a special time for celebrating with family and friends. Sadly, however, many older and vulnerable people living in the community sp...Read more
Festive cheer and fabulous food at HILS’ annual Christmas bash for over 65s
Hertfordshire Independent Living Service hosted a Christmas party for St Albans’ older residents at our Jubilee Centre on December 18th. The event included car...Read more
Christmas opening times
Over the Christmas period some of our services will be closing for a few days, but our meals service runs 365 days per year including bank holidays. Please see...Read more
National Meals on Wheels week - Four and a half million meals and counting!
Nothing is off the menu for the life changing local meals on wheels charity delivering 1,400 dinners per day! Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) i...Read more
Vote for HILS to Bag a Share of Tesco's Bag Fund!
Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS) is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. HILS’ campaign, ‘Food First! End...Read more