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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 ...

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. ...

Holiday destinations for older people

... Holiday destinations for older people Holiday, mobility, wheelchair, travel, insurance As people get older, they don't always fancy fighting with hordes of tourists for an inch of camera space. Sometimes a holiday should be just that a break, something different and a ...

Review: The Hilton on Park Lane

... Review: The Hilton on Park Lane HOTELS, TRAVEL, RESTAURANTS, MOBILITY Written by Kathy Lawrence We're always looking for opportunities for families to enjoy time together, so when the Hilton on Park Lane invited us to see what's on offer for the "silver" ...

Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss

... Caring for a dad with dementia, blindness and hearing loss dementia, hearing, blindness, mobility, communication, story This week's storyteller is Jacky. Another urgent call from mum but fortunately this one is less of a crisis than many others. Dad has walked ...

Ups and downs of moving mum in

... Ups and downs of moving mum in independence, mobility, relationships, story, This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous. One of our readers tells us how her mum moved from Zimbabwe to live in the family home in the UK at the age of ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... Safe walking in winter for older people MOBILITY, INDEPENDENCE, FALLS, ELDERCARE Dressing in layers, adding grip to footwear and using a stick that's the right height are all helpful ways to make going out in cold weather safe and enjoyable. The chilly bite of ...

Tips on choosing a holiday with parents

... Tips on choosing a holiday with parents holiday, mobility, medication, insurance, accommodation, A family holiday can be a joy or a nightmare, depending on whether we've decided upon the right location, accommodation, and remembered everything we need for the trip. ...

How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously?

... How can I get mum to take my worries about her seriously? SOCIAL CARE, ELDERCARE, SAFEGUARDING, MOBILITY Dear Lesley I'm so worried about my mum. She's had two falls in the last few months, with the last one resulting in her cutting her ...

How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden

... How to enjoy the benefits of compost in your garden RETIREMENT, GARDENING, MOBILITY, EXERCISE Productive gardening is a joy for many reasons. But success depends greatly on the quality of the soil in which plants grow- and creating great compost is hard physical work ...