Elderly

How We Can Make A Community For Our Eldest Citizens

David Slater | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
David Slater

Photo credit: Roswitha Chesher We are all living longer. Last year there were half a million people aged 90 and over living in the UK. Medical scienc...

Social Care For The Elderly: Time To Stop Fiddling

Malcolm Prowle | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Malcolm Prowle

Recent media stories have focussed on the considerable difficulties that local authorities are having in providing social care for the elderly at a ti...

Standing Up 4 Sitting Down: Beating Ageism On The High Street

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

By 2039 more than 1 in 12 people will be 80 or over. This is a considerable segment of the population - yet markets, high streets and commodities in t...

UK On The Brink Of Crisis Over Caring For The Elderly, Government Warned

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK

The country is on the brink of a “social care crisis” if funding for the care of the elderly is not improved, the government has been warned. Mo...

Our Nation's Older People Are Being Abused. Here's What You Can Do To Stop It

Gary FitzGerald | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK
Gary FitzGerald

There's a minority in this country that is often targeted by criminals simply because of who they are. They are targeted by scammers who seek to swi...

It's A Dog's Death - Why Can't It Also Be A Human's?

Paul Marshall | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Marshall

Brexit continues to dominate the news with a host of unanswered questions. Will it really be triggered by the end of March? Will it happen sooner than that, thanks to a snap early general election? Will it now not occur at all, thereby returning everything to how it was before?

Are The Generations Really Worlds Apart?

Claire Turner | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Claire Turner

Above all else, encouraging everyday interactions between different generations is critical. This is what most of us grandparents, parents, uncles and aunties, son and daughters and grandchildren have been doing for years without giving it a second thought.

Five Ways To Balance Caring Responsibilities With Work

Sara McKee | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McKee

But sometimes you just can't do it all. No matter how hard you try. It can leave you feeling stressed, anxious and over stretched. It's important to find time to care for yourself while caring for others.

Care Workers Claim They Are Paid Less Than Half The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK

A union is taking a legal case on behalf of home care workers, saying they are paid less than half the minimum wage. Seventeen home care workers e...

Rethinking My Future

Anna Dixon | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Many people think about these issues too late. For others life events happen and prevent them from saving or contributing to a pension. For many others there simply isn't the money to save when the bills are paid. The Centre for Ageing Better wants more people to feel prepared for later life. We will be exploring how we can contribute to this goal in coming months.

This Is A Different Kind Of Ballet Class

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A grandmother and ex-professional dancer who gave up ballet for decades has started up classes for a new generation - over 60. Claire Tracey, 54, was ...

Life Is Like a Bicycle

Diana Moran | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

They love the freedom of cycling, feel fit and tell me their electric bikes are the best thing ever, they can now cycle further without pain. It goes without saying that we all wear safety helmets and reflective jackets, you don't get older without getting wiser! So don't delay "on yer bike" and get those wheels turning!

Robotic Trolley Could Help Elderly And Disabled People At The Supermarket

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Tech

A Scottish schoolboy is the brains behind a robotic shopping trolley, which could help thousands of elderly and disabled customers with their weekly s...

Have We Reached the Age of No Retirement?

Anna Dixon | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Should we give up on retirement? As life expectancy rises and the number of people living into their 80s and 90s increases, at the very least we'll have to rethink it.

Employers Must Create Age Friendly Workplaces to Ensure Success

Anna Dixon | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

All employers need to recognise the potential of older workers and create age friendly workplaces if they are to be successful in future.

Making a Change: How Technology Is Helping the Elderly Population in the UK

Louise Rogerson | Posted 29.05.2016 | UK Tech
Louise Rogerson

For my parents, it gives me great hope that they will be able to stay at home as they age without feeling like a burden. For me, as a potential carer, I see that technology could make a huge difference on a daily basis.

Five Lessons For Eldercare From The Childcare Revolution

Stephen Burke | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

Care is in crisis. Growing numbers of older people need care, but fewer older people are actually getting help. That means more and more older people are paying for care themselves, or rely on family/friends, or struggle without help.

Elderly Polish Couple Go Raving Until 5am At Fabric Nightclub

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

An elderly Polish couple have become the toast of the British clubbing scene after dancing the night away at Fabric. The pair, in their 80s, were spot...

Better Understanding of Home Adaptations Can Help Improve Later Life

Anna Dixon | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Dixon

Adaptations to people's homes can have numerous benefits - enabling people to manage activities of daily living, to remain mobile and active, reducing falls, and consequently reducing the costs of health and care.

More Pensioners Are Dying Because Of Austerity, New Research Claims

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK

Austerity is linked to an increase in deaths of pensioners aged 85 and over, research has found. Spending cuts in England have hit vulnerable adults a...

Homes and Neighbourhoods Key to Building Good Later Life

Anna Dixon | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Anna Dixon

Last week on leap day I joined Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA) for their conference on 'Later Life Matters'. I was on stage with Alison Holt, who s...

Pensioners Are Eating Food Saved From Landfill.. But It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK

Pensioners are going to be given food that was destined for the landfill, at a groundbreaking café aiming to tackle a malnutrition crisis among older...

Cities of the Future Need to Be Age Friendly

Anna Dixon | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Dixon

As the debate intensifies in the London Mayoral elections, are the candidates committed to creating cities that are fit for our ageing population?

Crisis in Care: Homecare Services at a Four-year Low

Stephen Burke | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Burke

Homecare services are getting increasingly poor reviews from families and users of these vital services.

Five Warning Signs Your Loved One Needs Care

Davina Ludlow | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Davina Ludlow

Moving a family member into residential care is never an easy decision, it is a difficult step to take both emotionally and practically. Sometimes however, it is the best way to guarantee your loved one's health, safety and happiness.