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Home share

Homeshare is an organisation that was started in 1999 Homesharing is a simple way of people helping each other. One person has a home that they are willing to share but are at a stage in their life where they need some help and support. The other … Continue reading

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“The age of the Granny Pod is upon us”

In an article by Susan Seliger for the New York Times May 1, 2012, she sets out a new concept of housing for parents 80+. Seliger explains that MEDCottages are a kind of ‘Granny Pod’, a prefabricated 12 foot x 24 foot bedroom/bathroom/kitchenette … Continue reading

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My Home Life

I thought you might find this project of interest> This project aims to look at how to improve the quality of life in care homes by developing the support and training of staff. It was started by Help the Aged ( now Age UK) and City University. It… Continue reading

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Diana Athill on what makes her care home special

Just over two years ago I was given a ticket to hear the author, BBC radio Four guest speaker and nonagenarian Diana Athill speak in Primrose Hill, London NW3.It was fabulous.I loved the venue, and the place was packed out – a tribute to Diana and… Continue reading

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Ladies in lavender

This 2004 film is worth watching again if you have already seen it, and well worth the first visit if you haven’t – “Ladies in Lavender” directed by Charles Dance from a story by William J. Locke about two ageing, unmarried sisters who befriend a … Continue reading

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A Bittersweet Season

‘A Bittersweet Season’ has been written by Jane Gross….the New York Times expert on the subject of eldercare. Despite her knowledge of ageing, the book charts the personal struggles she faced in learning the enormous gulf between what knowledge … Continue reading

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Old Age, New Models

If there’s anything that baby boomers don’t want, it’s to wither away in a conventional nursing home. Among the growing silver demographic, options like urban living, spa-style retirement campuses, and home-based models of care are catching on. Ha… Continue reading

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BBC is preparing programme on ‘when I’m 65’

I found this useful information about a programme on being 65. I’m not sure when it will be shown but it looks as if it will be in July. Linda is going to try and find more details http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2012/when-im-65.html Continue reading

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Esther Rantzen Sets Up a Helpline for the Elderly

As we get older, the two dominant issues we have to deal with are ill health and loneliness. Esther Rantzen spotted the need for children to talk in safety to share their problems and set up Childline. She has now decided to set up the Silver Line… Continue reading

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