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Mobile Checklist: A Guide to Choosing a Smartphone for Seniors

We have all adapted gracefully to the evolution of mobile…

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Added by Kyle H. Albert on April 3, 2014 at 4:52 — No Comments

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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Added by Alan Cummings on February 17, 2014 at 17:02 — No Comments

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

Added by Alan Cummings on December 2, 2013 at 22:18 — No Comments

The Silverline website

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

Added by Alan Cummings on November 25, 2013 at 19:45 — No Comments

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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Added by Alan Cummings on November 16, 2013 at 22:03 — 1 Comment

What's your five a day?

On the 10th of October many people took time out to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

The campaign aims to raise awareness around different mental health issues – and this year, the event focused on mental health and older adults.

According to the Office of National Statistics, Brits aged 65 to 79 are actually much happier than any other age group! People aged 80 and over…

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Added by Calum Ross on October 14, 2013 at 15:20 — No Comments

Paul Burstow MP argues why older people need an advocate in new report

Hi Grey Priders

I wanted to highlighted a new report published this week by the think tank CentreForum called 'Giving older people a voice'.

 

This report, edited by former care services minister Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, says that England should follow the example set by…

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Added by Kathryn on September 12, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments

job for overs 60s

You have seen my and Diane's experiences in the job maket on here. Would be interested to see if anyone has any positive experiences in the job market as an 60 plus.  not cleaning or caring, nothing wrong with those jobs, its just that neither are something id be interested in doing. Personally ive given up applying as i cant see any point as i just dont know of anyone who has a success story to tell and ive only had one interview myself and that was just going through ,motions i could tell.…

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Added by june frances muskett on August 15, 2013 at 12:25 — 10 Comments

50 Shades of Grey

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - (a husband's point of view) - By Pam Ayres of course..



  The missus bought a Paperback,

  down Shepton Mallet way,

  I had a look inside her bag;

  ... T'was "Fifty Shades of Grey".

  Well I just left her to it,

  And at ten I went to bed.

  An hour later she appeared;

  The sight filled me with dread...

  In her left she held a rope;

  And in her right a whip!

  She threw them down upon the…

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Added by Diane Franks on August 4, 2013 at 9:47 — No Comments

How Good is Your Love Life?

 

 

How good is your love life? Are you satisfied in the bedroom?  Could there be room for improvement or is everything just hunky dory?

 

A brand new television series for Channel 4 wants to explore the modern day sex lives of ordinary couples in an honest celebration of human sexuality.

 

The programme aims to reclaim the natural act back from the smutty books, freak shows and internet pornography – and instead examine real people and real…

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Added by Katherine Green on July 29, 2013 at 18:22 — No Comments

Its Just a Dog ....

For anyone who has ever owned a dog. When grieving the loss of a beloved "family member" and someone says "its just a dog!" ..... send them this.

 

JUST A DOG

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog,"

or "that's a lot of money for just a dog."



They don't understand the distance travelled,

the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a…

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Added by Diane Franks on July 17, 2013 at 7:16 — No Comments

job search again

I have written before re this and did what i said signed up with job agencies sent my CV off heard zilch, told to keep eye on website,  I am of the opinion they cant refuse to take your CV due to age discrimination but they have no intention of offerring you any jobs. I had a bit of a falling out with a friend today re it, shes younger than me still at work at my old company ,i sit her dog forher for FREE mind you. She said if i that desperate for a job i should be prepared to lower my…

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Added by june frances muskett on July 9, 2013 at 23:08 — 15 Comments

EVERONE SHOULD HAVE A CARABOS

This is a Blog of Empathy. And by that, I mean, it goes out to all those who are battle-weary. You've been doing great things, lots of people love what you do, but you keep coming up against the few people who seem to think it's their mission in life to make things difficult for you.

You know the ones. If money is handled, they suspect it's being siphoned off somewhere by someone. If there's a trip, you must have bumped up the price so you could go on it for nothing yourself. If…

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Added by Jan Tchamani on June 26, 2013 at 16:54 — No Comments

From Jan: Age UK Internet Champion and now National Digital Leader

I imagine that when I was diagnosed with the mental health condition cyclothymia (rapid cycling bipolar) 5 years ago most people expected me to curl up and shrivel away. I know there were a few who hoped I would (LOL, as they say!). Far from it. Here's my guest blog on the Big Lottery Fund site, posted by BIG today:…

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Added by Jan Tchamani on June 19, 2013 at 22:55 — 3 Comments

Anchor Community Band set to storm the charts!

The older people forming the Anchor Community Band are giving modern pop stars a run for their money and tackling loneliness in the process by releasing their own charity single today.

 

The Anchor Community Band’s single “See Yourself” challenges perceptions of old age. More than 350 older people from across the country have been involved in writing and recording it, the oldest band member being 96 years young.…

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Added by Kathryn on June 3, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments

Worth a read...

It's not often I agree with anything that Janet Street-Porter says but....


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334093/Wrinklies-rise-JANET-STREET-PORTER-unveils-Grey-Power-Manifesto.html

This is worth the read.

Added by Alan Cummings on June 1, 2013 at 20:45 — No Comments

MEET LAWRENCE A MEMBER OF THE ANCHOR COMMUNITY BAND

'See Yourself', the Anchor Community Band single is due for release on Monday 3 June. And we're pleased to  announce HMV will be stocking copies from this date. As the release date approaches, we're introducing m…

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Added by Charlotte on May 29, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments

Meet Ruth a member of the Anchor Community Band

'See Yourself', the Anchor Community Band single is due for release on Monday 3 June. And we're pleased to announce HMV will be stocking copies from this date. As the release date approaches, we're introducing members of the band whose passion for music and singing helped make the single possible.…

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Added by Natalie on May 24, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

My Norm's Blog

I hope you can find time to read this and if you feel like it, join us http://www.charitygoods.com/ourblog.html

Added by Hellen Bach on April 29, 2013 at 13:36 — No Comments

"See Yourself" charity single now available for pre-order!

We are very excited to announce that the Anchor Community Band charity single; "See Yourself" is NOW available for pre-order!

The Anchor Community Band’s “See Yourself” was…

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Added by Kathryn on April 22, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

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