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How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather

... How to keep your elderly parent cool in hot weather heatwave, sleep, heart disease You wouldn't think it possible that your parent could be too hot in British weather yet with the rising temperatures we've been experiencing it's good to be aware of the way heat can ...

Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun

... Winter driving part 2: snow, ice, rain, fog and winter sun driving, car, weather, emergency, winter The tougher driving conditions in winter require greater concentration and understanding of how to deal with expected and unexpected challenges. Even if we persuade ...

Winter driving part 1: Being prepared

... Winter driving part 1: Being prepared driving, weather, car, emergency Winter brings its own driving challenges as the roads flood or freeze and many more journeys are taken in the dark. Dave Hall, ex-police driver and now a driver trainer operating CAT Driving ...

Christmas gifts for parents and grandparents

... often overlooked as a gift of little worth with the assumption that this kind of present takes little thought and little effort. While winter weather can be dreary and dull at the best of times a National Trust or Royal Horticultural Society membership could provide some Christmas cheer and ...

Safe walking in winter for older people

... 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 winter is on its way and the drop in temperature and icy conditions can pose a ...

Saving money on your parents' energy bills

... be informed of the WHDS then it's worth a call to their supplier to ensure they're receiving the appropriate help with their bills. Cold Weather Payment* If you think your parents should be due a payment you can use their postcode to check. Your parents will receive ...

5 reasons to retire overseas

... sun The UK's climate can be both unpredictable and inclement for weeks at a time. For parents with medical conditions easily exacerbated by colder weather, such as arthritis and joint pain, extreme temperature changes can adversely affect their health. Dreary weather can also prevent an older ...

Summer energy saving tips for your parents

... A safe household temperature is considered to be at least 18 C, so it's a good idea to check it regularly. If the weather takes a turn for the worse, it might be time to turn it up again. If this might be difficult you can ...

Tips on enjoying the garden at any age

... Tips on enjoying the garden at any age GARDENING, INDEPENDENCE MOBILITY, ADVERTORIAL As the weather warms up it's time to get out in the garden. But as the years pass ambitions change and bodies need more help, so we've put together some tips for getting ...

Father's Day gift guide

... and drinking on the list. Days out The sun finally looks like it's here to stay so why not take advantage of the warm weather and spend Father's Day at a Royal Horticultural Society garden. For budding botanists a gift membership might also meet with approval especially when ...