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:…Continue
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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.…
Added by Kathryn on June 3, 2013 at 8:30 — No Comments
It's not often I agree with anything that Janet Street-Porter says but....
This is worth the read.
Added by Alan Cummings on June 1, 2013 at 20:45 — No Comments
'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…Continue
Added by Charlotte on May 29, 2013 at 16:00 — No Comments
'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.…
Added by Natalie on May 24, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments
I hope you can find time to read this and if you feel like it, join us http://www.charitygoods.com/ourblog.html
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The Anchor Community Band’s “See Yourself” was…Continue
Added by Kathryn on April 22, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments
Hello! new here. am retired and live in country town with my four dogs, we are all getting quite elderly now but the dogs love their food, they live for food and walks and cuddles and make my life worthwhile.
None of us enjoys this prolonged cold weather but as long as it does not snow or freeze we manage to get out for walks, even my old pug who is losing her sight and the use of her hind legs. today the sun is out but there is still a bitter wind and it is incredibly…Continue
Added by Jan Tchamani on March 27, 2013 at 12:10 — No Comments
Hi friends - I was thrilled to be named one of this year's two Age UK Internet Champions at an award ceremony at the Royal Society, London, last week. The trophy (see my Facebook page) was presented by the wonderful and kind June Whitfield.
I share the title with James Perry (92 from the Isle of Sheppey). We were selected because we have amazing stories of how we endured our own computing and internet challenges and are now helping and encouraging other older people to do the…Continue
What do you want to be when you grow up?
What happens if you're all grown up and still don't have an answer to this question? What if you're 60 years old and feel as if all your dreams are long buried?
How do you summon the courage to rediscover your passions or reconcile past dreams when faced with a struggling economy, harsh age discrimination, parental obligation, and dwindling retirement savings?
The current reality of millions, and…Continue
Added by Gwen Donaldson on March 20, 2013 at 3:05 — No Comments
This week marks the final three days of recordings for the Anchor Community Band’s song, See Yourself.
Annesley Lodge in Nottingham is the first recording venue this week where the band project has enabled 89-year-old Derek D’Hooghe, who used to play the drums to the troops in Burma during the Second World War, to perform again for the first time in many years.
Added by Kathryn on March 12, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
Anchor colleagues working at the Milestone Place and Ambler Mill offices…Continue
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Nell Clark, 90, who has lived at…Continue
Added by Natalie on February 26, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
The computer swallowed Grandma,
Yes, honestly it's true!
She pressed control and enter
And disappeared from view.
It devoured her completely,
The thought just made me squirm,
She must have caught a virus
Or been eaten by a worm.
I've searched through the recycle bin
And files of every kind,
I've even used the Internet,
But nothing did I find.
In desperation, I asked Mr Google
My searches to refine…
I am sorry I have not been around for some time. Unfortunately my Norm was quite unwell for some time and that focused my mind on helping my own rather than helping others.
I a pleased to say all is well with Norm now and we have moved to Fareham and I am back in full fundraising mode again.
Our latest venture is The TOGs Marathon. Now you may think you are not capable of doing a marathon, well the TOGs way, everyone is capable, because we all do what we can and…Continue
The Anchor Community Band encompasses people from across the ages and this week an octogenarian from Bethnal Green who used to sing to the troops in the Second World War, has recorded a solo piece on the Band’s charity song.
Added by Kathryn on February 15, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments
Anchor residents around the country are coming together to rehearse the Anchor Community Band charity single, as we gear up to break into the top 40 record charts!
Launched in November, this new project…Continue
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