Farewell!

March 31st, 2017 | Posted by admin in Roundup - (0 Comments)

Well I am signing off now – the funding for the Opinion Exchange has come to an end and I would like to thank all those who have read and commented on my articles! I hope amongst the 130+ opinions I have written over the years that you have found some of interest, some informative, some …
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The experiences of older renters are often forgotten in the current conversation around life in the private rented sector and – like you – Renters’ Rights London believes that older renters’ voices must be heard. Therefore, Renters’ Rights London is creating an audio project alongside volunteers from City University Journalism course. These audio clips will …
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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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