Retirement will happen to all of us unless we have never been employed or we are dead but is there or has there been enough discussion around retirement and how people make the transition from work to retirement.  What does retirement mean to people?  It is likely to mean very different things to different people. …
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Yesterday I really had to have a chuckle and later shared my mirth with a couple of friends who also burst into fits of laughter. Monday of this week I had my 79th birthday. On Friday I was due for a scan and consultant appointment at the hospital. On Tuesday I found a telephone message …
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Are you from an older people’s organisation or third sector organisation working with older people? How confident are y0u about getting your work commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups? Why not take this 5 question, 10 minute survey: http://bit.ly/1bRfgH3 and contribute to research which will give a picture of how third sector organisations see themselves in relation to CCG commissioning …
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Summer has come at last and it is lovely to see the sun instead of all those dull, grey clouds but for many people the heat and humidity is very uncomfortable. We know that people with existing medical conditions such as respiratory and/or cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal problems to name but a few are at …
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A White Paper just released by The Second Half Foundation proves that reducing social isolation amongst older people through the creation of local hubs can produce returns of over 135% a year to the NHS and local Clinical Commissioning Groups. Research from The Second Half Foundation demonstrates that using the Preventative Care Model works and …
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Mayor’s Roads Task Force report (RTF): ‘The vision and direction for London’s streets and roads’ and TfL’s statement as to how they will undertake the project.’ The Mayor has produced a report setting out a bold new vision for the future of London’s road and streets which  calls for major investment to support not just …
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The London Assembly Health Committee is consulting about how to improve diabetes services across London. Age UK London is planning to make an input to this consultation. It would be really interesting to hear from you if you have experiences or views about these services. You can find out more about the Assembly’s consultation at: www.london.gov.uk/moderngov/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=304&MId=5062&Ver=4

Pride and Prejudice

July 19th, 2013 | Posted by Stacey Halls in LGBT - (0 Comments)

“The crowds were what blew me. All of central London closed off to traffic and rainbow flags on the buildings near the cenotaph. Gone are the days when there were 10 of us and a banner. Do you remember that one when we went to a park near Brixton and the police stood at the …
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Older LGBT Pride and Visibility

July 19th, 2013 | Posted by Stacey Halls in LGBT - (0 Comments)

Over 100 members of Opening Doors London (ODL) came out on Saturday 29th June to once again lead the way at this year’s annual London Pride parade in celebration of our large lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Many older LGBT people will have attended the very first Pride parade in London in 1970 …
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Not Enough Time

July 19th, 2013 | Posted by Gloria Alexander in Time - (0 Comments)

Has some mad scientist secretly altered time so days and weeks that seemed never ending when I was a child are now mere seconds which speed by, hardly giving me time to finish anything? Those six weeks summer holidays which lasted forever with the school Harvest Festival looming in the far distance was at ‘least’ …
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