Another week and another ‘bashing older people sports’ time!  This week it’s employment. First there are the vitriolic letters in the Metro – apparently most over 65’s have their own home, 2 cars and say they  are hard up because they have higher fuel bills…  In fact anyone working over 65 is greedy – we …
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Have you joined your local Healthwatch yet? It is so important that you do to ensure your voice is heard in the provision of your local health and social services. Healthwatch has taken over from LINKs – there is a Healthwatch in every Borough  and every member of the community will now have an opportunity to …
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The Age UK website (http://bit.ly/LzI0nx)  reports that the power of music to unlock memories and kick-start the grey matter is an increasingly key feature of dementia care. It seems to reach parts of the damaged brain in ways other forms of communication cannot according to Professor Paul Robertson, a concert violinist and academic who has …
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Have you heard of Silverfit?  It is a new charity run by older people to inspire fitness for the over 50’s by providing fun opportunities to get fit while meeting new people. The volunteers and supporters consist of sport enthusiasts and health professionals. What do Silverfit offer? Well there no gyms, no high gym fees and no …
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“It would be lovely to come to see you, but…” That ‘but’ represents the thought of the many stairs and long corridors to be negotiated on the Underground Railway, getting through London, dragging a case. The longer the visit to a friend or relative, the bigger and heavier the case I will be manipulating. On …
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Cycling – how long is it since you were on a bike? They do say that once you have learnt to ride a bike you never forget, which is good as British Cycling is offering a host of free cycling opportunities for all abilities. From June to October ‘Sky Ride Local’ bike rides are taking place across …
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Give your kitchen a check up!

June 24th, 2013 | Posted by Lynn Strother in Food | Health - (0 Comments)

What’s growing in your kitchen? No I don’t mean herbs but the unhealthy things.  Each year the Food Standards Agency organises a Food Safety Week in June. The 2013 theme is the Kitchen Check – we all know what we should do in the kitchen to keep food and meals safe (and the way to prepare meals …
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‘Making Change Happen’ is the motto of an older peoples’ organisation of which I am a member. It also forms the organisation’s strap-line at the foot of its letter-headed stationery. Why? The answer lies in the organisation’s aims and objectives, which, after setting out to bring a wide variety of older people together, encourage a …
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I do not understand why we are constantly bombarded, in the papers and the news, that OLD people are not worth the price of the freedom pass. Do politicians and civil servants think they will never get old or perhaps they know that, with their pensions, they do not need to worry about public transport.  …
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Scams – Rouge Traders – Cold Callers – do you know your rights? When this happens to you, one of the first calls you make should be to your local Trading Standards Officers. The work of Trading Standards is very diverse covering nearly all aspects of the transactions we make daily, monthly and a couple …
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