The London Assembly will soon be looking into health inequalities in London. What kinds of health inequalities that affect older people in London do you know about? Could be either in NHS care or in adult social care. Inequalities between people in different areas? Inequalities in treatment between older and younger people? It would be …
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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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Older People in London

June 19th, 2013 | Posted by Mark Windisch in London | Older People - (3 Comments)

It is not easy to be an older person in London. Despite the benefits that we have of free travel on transport systems there are issues of the way younger people behave towards us. This is not universal but I do think some education and publicity would help with some of these problems. Although in …
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Invisible Older People

June 19th, 2013 | Posted by Jon Pushkin in Older People - (0 Comments)

There are about 15 million children in the United Kingdom. Every year  there are quite brilliant fundraising events directed at improving the lot of children, Children in Need, Help a London Child.  These events are excellent and they are deserving of our support.  However there are around 11- 12 million people of pensionable age many …
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