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Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan?

... Where do retirement living apartments fit into our life plan? RETIREMENT DEVELOPMENTS, INDEPENDENT LIVING, ASSISTED LIVING By Kathy Lawrence Retirement apartments ... springing up all over the place. In some countries these developments and larger retirement villages are commonplace and even part of people's normal retirement ...

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 ... funded Extra Care schemes as well as a comprehensive database of housing developments that offer care services compiled by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC ...

Mum refuses help - what can we do?

... children during the end of rationing and had always looked forward to retiring to the country. As time went on dad developed Parkinson's and ... to a care home where he eventually passed away. Mum was left alone in a cottage unsuited to her needs- a cottage at ...

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 ... . Men's Sheds in the UK Much of the learning behind the development of Men's Sheds across the UK comes from Australia where there are ...

Helping parents to avoid depression

... to avoid depression Depression, Mental Health, Loneliness, Relationships, Retirement With depression known to be a real risk in an ageing population ... our lives, and older people may have a greater risk of developing depression and dementia. In fact 1 in 7 people aged over ...

Top tips for helping older people overcome mild depression

... people welcome with open arms. Many older people can't wait to retire and do all the travelling they've dreamed of, or spend their ... of the mood-enhancing hormone Serotonin. Further helpLow mood doesn't have to develop into depression. There are plenty of ways to ensure your older ...

How will the 2014 Budget affect our parents?

... George Osborne this week. The implications for our ageing parents approaching retirement or perhaps just beyond this stage are quite significant and could mean ... growing unease surrounding the unsatisfactory nature of annuities this is an amazing development. Annuities give bad returns and they die with your parent. ...

Benefits for the hearing disabled

... they are more likely to be eligible for support. Anyone of retirement age with disabilities may be able to claim benefits such as Attendance ... 3.7 million, of working age. Men are more likely to develop hearing loss than women once they reach age 40. This is ...

Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

... 60% whilst experts at Edinburgh University discovered that gentle exercise in retirement may stop your parent's brain from shrinking. Recovering from surgery Taking ... Osteoporosis Society recommends walking to improve balance and coordination as well as develop stronger muscles which can help to prevent osteoporosis and save bones from ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... 5 reasons to retire overseas mobility, travel, pension, money, independence For many older people retirement is a chance to travel, see the world and seek out more agreeable living conditions. With around 180,000 pensioners currently living abroad the appeal seems high ...