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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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Forever Young

Forever Young- A funny article in the Sunday Times-Style magazine by Jessica Brinton 5th August 2012 about the nocturnal habits of the upcoming generation of OAPsIn this article Brinton reports on “the golden groovers who are having most fun on th… 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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