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Man (80) becomes a children's author.

Hi AllI thought this story was inspiring for all of us on many levels.  Worth a read.…Continue

Started Feb 3

Help to avoid or live with Type 2 Diabetes
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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 advice on lifestyle and diet etc. and the website is very…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Cummings Jan 3.

What is the general opinion of this email I received?
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The only way things will change is when this kind of email translates into voting results at the polls --as of NOW -- PENSIONERS outnumber ANY OTHER type of voter even by race - religion - or age…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Cummings Mar 25, 2013.

NHS Crisis.

If the NHS ever needed protecting, it does now.  Time to tell government of all shades "hands off" it's ours....  Read this if you are still unsure.  …Continue

Started Dec 4, 2012

 

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jax leck replied to Alan Cummings's discussion If older people are to be taken seriously then we need to be ACTIVE! in the group Politics and current affairs
"Dear Alan If we Grey Priders dont take a pride in ourselves no-one else is going to do it for us. I think we are a valuable untapped resource. We are also being forced to work till we drop whilst our grandchildren scrabble to find a job. It doesnt…"
Mar 12
jax leck replied to Alan Cummings's discussion If older people are to be taken seriously then we need to be ACTIVE! in the group Politics and current affairs
"Dear Alan If we Grey Priders dont take a pride in ourselves no-one else is going to do it for us. I think we are a valuable untapped resource. We are also being forced to work till we drop whilst our grandchildren scrabble to find a job. It doesnt…"
Mar 12
Alan Cummings added a discussion to the group Politics and current affairs
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Underpaid, overworked MP's

Hi AllJust read that MP's are to get another week holiday.  This is on top of the proposed 11% pay rise.  The reason for the extra week is that there is not enough "work" for them to do during the Parliamentary year (well, 9 months or so). I don't know about you but £1300 a week plus £50K+ "expenses" means that I expect SWEAT - I want to see MP's having breakdowns like many of my lecturer ex-colleagues and many others trying to earn a living in this country on small fractions of the salary and…See More
Mar 11
Alan Cummings replied to Alan Cummings's discussion If older people are to be taken seriously then we need to be ACTIVE! in the group Politics and current affairs
"Hi Jax - many thanks for the post :-D  and congratulations on your active stance.  Make MP's work - that's why we pay them!  (just heard they are to get another week holiday as there is nothing for them to do) …"
Mar 11
jax leck replied to Alan Cummings's discussion If older people are to be taken seriously then we need to be ACTIVE! in the group Politics and current affairs
"Dear Alan I regularly contact my MP with queries and am very actively interested in politics. I agree that we need to be far more proactive.   jax"
Mar 11
Alan Cummings commented on allenwilliam's blog post Google, Apple pop a cap in which Flappy Birds app crapper pendant
"As this post is clearly CRAP, I wonder why it has not been deleted by Kathryn???  I suspect that the site has been hacked and I am becoming unhappy that my details etc. are perhaps at risk.  Kathryn, please reassure me ASAP!"
Mar 2
Alan Cummings commented on allenwilliam's blog post Windows Phone sales stagnation - Android will come to the rescue of Microsoft
"What is the purpose of this post????  If the content is of interest simply provide a link to the article.  As no opinion is given regarding the article I can only assume it is an attempt to place an advert - or am I wrong?"
Mar 2
Alan Cummings commented on julyking's blog post John EMM oil on canvas sold for $ 52,000 at an auction in New York
"May I ask - what is the purpose of this post?  If it is to attract comment it fails.  If it is a SPAM advert it is inappropriate.  If it contains spyware / virus links etc. than it should be deleted immediately."
Mar 2
Alan Cummings added a discussion to the group Politics and current affairs
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Emergency! The NHS is about to be murdered.

This is URGENT!Now, if you read these articles, do you think the "incompetence" and "under performance" of the NHS has been anything other than a deliberate, engineered outcome?High level "business" dealsLeading to:Patients becoming "customers"Have YOU got your…See More
Feb 8
Alan Cummings replied to richard jnw's discussion Do we need a hybrid payment system for the NHS to survive?
"Gerry - what you are saying is exactly what I am referring to - managing the system effectively and not "throwing out the baby with the bath water".  The NHS is not a World health system; cosmetic and vanity work (as you define) is…"
Feb 6
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Man (80) becomes a children's author.

Hi AllI thought this story was inspiring for all of us on many levels.  Worth a read.80 year old children's authorSee More
Feb 3
Alan Cummings replied to richard jnw's discussion Do we need a hybrid payment system for the NHS to survive?
"I believe that there are many complex issues involved with this situation Richard.  Certainly, the situation is very urgent although "contacts" suggest that privatisation is already well under way as was planned years ago. …"
Jan 14
Alan Cummings replied to Alan Cummings's discussion Help to avoid or live with Type 2 Diabetes
"Excellent advice Richard - one tends to trust doctors and forget about their "incentives".  Thanks for the reminder."
Jan 3
richard jnw replied to Alan Cummings's discussion Help to avoid or live with Type 2 Diabetes
"I would say just this: Dont be too quick to believe everything the quacks say - they have a very significant financial interest in pushing these "conditions" at people. We need an overall, balanced approach to lifesyles in general and I…"
Jan 3
Alan Cummings replied to Kathryn's discussion How good are the community events and resources near you?
"I live between Sunderland and South Shields.  Having recently retired, I have been pleased and surprised at the range and quality of the facilities available.  I teach at Age UK in Shields and they run computer classes etc. and a gym for…"
Dec 29, 2013
Alan Cummings replied to Kathryn's discussion Going back to university after 60?
"Richard:  I think you will find that younger managers really don't like older staff as they are not comfortable with the relationship i.e. having staff with better educational quals, more experience; probably higher quals too.  Older…"
Dec 27, 2013

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NHS Database Opt-Out URGENT!!!

Allowing your medical data to be used by the new NHS database is, in my opinion, a high risk undertaking. 

The data will, without doubt, end up in the hands of private companies who will use it to bombard you with advertising etc.  You may also find medical decisions are influenced by the companies involved - and not necessarily to your benefit.  There is also the ongoing danger of the data being lost / hacked by criminals.  Once the data are out, the process cannot be…

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Posted on February 17, 2014 at 17:02

The UK has the lowest pensions with the exception of MEXICO

That's interesting - the UK has the lowest pensions with the exception of MEXICO.  So, given that we have (had?) the fourth biggest economy on the planet, what happened to all the wealth?  I know it's a silly question but someone had to ask....

Pension League

Posted on December 2, 2013 at 22:18

The Silverline website

The Silverline is a website for over 50's who could use a little help.  See:  Silverline

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 19:45

Refuting older adults learning and performance myths

Older people can't learn or perform like young people?  Rubbish!

As I will reach 65 in a few weeks, and having an interest in matters educational, I have been spending some time involved in researching how older adults learn and perform ability wise.

Popular culture suggests that as adults age, their ability to…

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Posted on November 16, 2013 at 22:03 — 1 Comment

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At 9:07 on November 4, 2011, Grey Pride said…

Welcome to Grey Pride Alan!

Thank you for showing your support for this campaign!

After signing the petition, please be sure to read our blog and check out the campaign resource page, where you can download copies of the petition.

We've gathered over 100,000 signatures so far and this sends a powerful signal to the Government.  Even more than that will really amplify the message so if you know anyone who has yet to sign up please spread the word! Every name counts!

Why not get to know the other members of this community by joining in on the forum page discussions, or share your thoughts by posting a blog.

Let’s get people talking about this campaign!

 
 
 

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