I know I have written numerous times on the subject, but is anyone in government really listening?! If they are – do they really understand what we are saying? Would they like their families to be condemned to the type of services currently on offer for older people, people with disabilities or dementia? Although the …
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Keeping active in later life is very important and walking is a great choice – it’s gentle and low impact, but brings a host of health benefits. This May is Living Streets’ National Walking Month and we’re encouraging people to Try20 – that is, to fit 20 minutes of walking into their day throughout May …
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How many times have we discussed this? This is an issue that affects all ages and yet government rhetoric is once again pitting the generations against each other. Yes – many baby boomers had the opportunity to buy their own homes. Yet for many this was instead of paying into a private or government pension …
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Welcome to 2017! Where we’re asking “has life got better?”. Over the last few years I have written about a wide variety of issues and concerns – many of which are a real concern, not just to older people, but the wider community. So just out of interest, I thought I would look back on …
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What’s Next for the NHS?

March 8th, 2017 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Care | Health - (1 Comments)

With all the talk of change and proposed changes to the NHS – including amendments to its structure and access – I am afraid I will be writing regularly on this subject. I think it is important that the issues are highlighted though, and hopefully you will be able to go to your local NHS, …
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How are you managing? Do you actually eat 5 portions of fruit and veg day?  Well done if you do – I don’t think there are many of us who actually succeed apart from the odd occasion! 5 portions of dark chocolate a day I can manage, but fruit and veg?! And now the amount …
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Just how low will Local Councils go?

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Care | Finance - (1 Comments)

If you go into a residential or nursing home and you have no family looking out for you or managing your affairs, then the council will break into your home and go through it with a fine tooth comb. They’ll then aim to discover your bank accounts and details of any assets you may have …
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Nobody is listening to us. Not the banks, financial services, and not the government. Especially not the government!  Maybe the bright young things aged 20-30 who advise the government on their policies do not realise that the largest percentage of the population is over 50 – the older person’s label. How many times have we …
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According to TfL those aged 65 and older make up 12% of London’s population. It is estimated that at least 40% of those have an impairment or health condition, affecting their travel behaviour and attitude to public transport. In recent years, the difficulties faced by this demographic group have been increasingly researched and documented and concerns …
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Brexit and Older People Meeting

December 22nd, 2016 | Posted by Chris Walsh in Consultations - (0 Comments)

Positive Ageing in London (PAiL) and the AGE Platform Europe (UK section) are set to host a meeting to discuss the impact of Brexit upon older people. The full title of the meeting is “Brexit for Older People – What Does This Mean For Us?” This meeting is the first of a planned series of discussions …
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