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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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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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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Bowel Cancer – it is not something we want to think or talk about – it’s too embarrassing but when it is caught early it is treatable. 8 out of 10 bowel cancer cases occur in people aged 60 and over but if caught early 90% of patients will survive for more than five years …
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The Royal College of Physicians An interesting meeting was held at the Royal College of Physicians on 28th May and was Chaired by Professor Sir Richard Thompson – President of the Royal College of Physicians. Other attendees were Dr. Linda Patterson, Clinical Vice President and Ms Suzie Hughes, Chair Patient and Carer Network This was …
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