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Tips on making the move into care a little bit easier

... Tips on making the move into care a little bit easier eldercare, money, retirement, nursing, Sometimes the move into care is carefully planned. Sometimes it happens in an emergency. We asked Sonia Hamilton-Martin of Worplesdon View Care Home for advice on how to ...

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, ...

What does the increase in silver divorces mean for adult children?

... Not a remark we want to hear usually from our parents at any age but perhaps a particular shock if the aforesaid parents are already retired. Surely if they've made it this far they want to share their golden years in companionable togetherness? Apparently not necessarily. The ...

How to find the right travel insurance for your parent

... suit their needs. The cost of travel insurance increases as we age- a sad fact considering that for many of our parents the retirement years are seen as a time for travel. The older they get, the more susceptible they may be to illness and accidents ...

Coming home - or at least nearby

... Coming home- or at least nearby relationships, loneliness, retirement, story This week's storyteller has chosen to be anonymous.When's the right time to move a parent to be close to you? Does removing some parental challenges mean introducing new ones? My mum is a ...

Reaching the other side of dementia care

... weight the other was as much help as a chocolate teapot! A bright future A few years after mum passed away I decided to retire from a full-time job partly because the experience of looking after mum had left me tired and long hours were no longer fun or ...

How to claim a lost pension

... How to claim a lost pension pension, finances, money Once your parent passes retirement age it's likely they'll be living off a number of pension pots. With most people moving jobs an average of 11 times during their working career it can be easy to lose ...

How can flexible working hours help me look after my elderly parent?

... take your breaks. Other options include agreeing to work a set number of hours annually with the option of working them flexibly and phased retirement which allows you to choose whether you want to retire, reduce your hours or work part time in the run up to leaving ...

Ups and downs of moving mum in

... we both enjoy travelling. Apart from odd weekends it's difficult to get away, and we do miss it. And now that I'm retired we notice the lack of space more. My wife's mother certainly tries to make living together as easy as possible. She understands ...

How to successfully request flexible working hours

... care this might mean working unsociable hours early in the morning or evenings in order to keep up with your workload.Challenges of requesting flexible workingReaching retirement. According to a national survey workers over the age of 55 were the least likely to have submitted a flexible working request. ...