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Going back to university after 60?

I’ve been reading this morning about comments from the universities minister, David Willetts, that suggest the government wants pensioners…

Started by Kathryn in Politics and current affairsLatest Reply

How good are the community events and resources near you?

As this community site has grown, I've noticed members from around the country have begun to share information about an array of excellent…

Started by Kathryn in Politics and current affairsLatest Reply

Todays budget more bad news for people who are getting older

  Oh dear as a spritly 57 year old who was coming to terms with working untill 65 just the news last week that it was increasing to 66! Ok…

Started by suzanne mary charles in Politics and current affairsLatest Reply

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Do we need a hybrid payment system for the NHS to survive?

The NHS is in an undoubtedly sorry state. It's finances are a mess and the situation has been greatly aggravated by Labour's irresponsible…

Started by richard jnw in Politics and current affairs

4 Feb 6
Reply by Alan Cummings

Man (80) becomes a children's author.

Hi All I thought this story was inspiring for all of us on many levels.  Worth a read. 80 year old children's author

Started by Alan Cummings in Politics and current affairs

0 Feb 3

Help to avoid or live with Type 2 Diabetes

I found this today.  Type 2 Diabetes has a serious impact on your life - and can be a killer.  This free on-line assessment is backed by ad…

Started by Alan Cummings in Politics and current affairs

3 Jan 3
Reply by Alan Cummings

Going back to university after 60?

I’ve been reading this morning about comments from the universities minister, David Willetts, that suggest the government wants pensioners…

Started by Kathryn in Politics and current affairs

35 Dec 31, 2013
Reply by Jan Tchamani

How good are the community events and resources near you?

As this community site has grown, I've noticed members from around the country have begun to share information about an array of excellent…

Started by Kathryn in Politics and current affairs

35 Dec 29, 2013
Reply by Alan Cummings

care of the elderly

hi, my mother in law is 85 and has dementia. My partner and I have provided ongoing care for the last 2 years with a lot of abuse and negli…

Started by steve bennett in Politics and current affairs

0 Dec 27, 2013

Scam?

Hi! I have only recently joined the forum and am rather upset at the first "comment" I received.  It came from someone calling herself Mrs…

Started by Jennifer Hawkins in Politics and current affairs

3 Oct 5, 2013
Reply by Alan Cummings

Give Back Our Benefits eh !!

Much has been said in the press recently about how the "Well Off" elderely should hand back their benefits.I'd like to remind them that its…

Started by Geff Carson in Politics and current affairs

2 Aug 7, 2013
Reply by june frances muskett

Voluntary work

Why is it assumed by everyone that all people over 60 want to do voluntary work, rather than have paid employment.  Personally i am sick of…

Started by june frances muskett in Politics and current affairs

22 Jun 13, 2013
Reply by june frances muskett

Getting made redundant

I am facing the above in two months time, and as fifty seven year old I thought I would have problems getting future employment. Get regist…

Started by Neil Hackwell in Politics and current affairs

23 Jun 1, 2013
Reply by Joe Wasylyk

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