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How to arrange a community care assessment

... How to arrange a community care assessment eldercare, care assessment, social care, When it comes to eldercare there's so much information out there, with so many forms to fill in that it can be hard to find what you're looking for to help your parent ...

What are the retirement housing options for my parents?

... What are the retirement housing options for my parents? loneliness, independence, community, mobility, companionship Life is not a matter of one giant leap from independent living at home to taking up residence in a care home. The choices can be confusing though. ...

Practical projects bring people together in Men's Sheds

... Practical projects bring people together in Men's Sheds RETIREMENT, COMPANIONSHIP, COMMUNITY, LONELINESS Workshop spaces where people can work side by side on personal and community projects are growing fast around the country. Men's Sheds are a great opportunity to share and learn new skills, ...

How can retailers become truly dementia-friendly?

... Lawrence Simple changes can make navigating and enjoying the shopping and eating out experience much easier for those with dementia. Shops, restaurants and community spaces regularly do an excellent job in signposting the way to the toilets in their buildings. But how about signposting the way out ...

Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends

... Speaking up for our community in Dementia Friends Dementia, Alzheimer's, department of health, eldercare When They Get Older visited the UK Government Cabinet Office in July 2013 to take part in a roundtable on Dementia Friends, a new initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society and ...

Retiring to the country - 8 things to discuss before your parents decide

... Retiring to the country- 8 things to discuss before your parents decide mobility, loneliness, community, independence Moving to a rural area can be a cherished dream for retirement. But what are the pitfalls and how can they be avoided? We asked for advice ...

How tea parties help to ward off loneliness

... How tea parties help to ward off loneliness loneliness, companionship, mobility, community, story This week's storyteller is Gemma. Gemma tells us how she became a volunteer driver for Contact the Elderly. She describes the benefits of attending the charity's free monthly tea parties ...

How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly?

... How can we reduce loneliness among the elderly? loneliness, community, companionship, The When They Get Older team recently had the chance to contribute their expertise to a project run by Interact Arts Community Interest Company called "Behind Closed Doors" which focused on the ...

What to put on your bucket list?

... What to put on your bucket list? RETIREMENT, LIFESTYLE, TRAVEL, HOBBIES, COMMUNITY Written by Kathy Lawrence Lists of inspiring things to do in a lifetime become hugely popular. A survey asked older people what they would suggest for their younger family and friends ...

How can MySupportBroker help your parent coordinate care?

... become unsuited to her growing needs.I began to liaise with social services to ensure my mother-in-law was given the additional support she needed within the community and that her needs were communicated effectively across the different services involved in providing her care. I realised that my experience helping coordinate ...