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…Continue
Added by Alan Cummings on February 17, 2014 at 17:02 — No Comments
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....
Added by Alan Cummings on December 2, 2013 at 22:18 — No Comments
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
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Calum Ross on October 14, 2013 at 15:20 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Kathryn on September 12, 2013 at 12:00 — No Comments
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.…Continue
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…
Added by Diane Franks on August 4, 2013 at 9:47 — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Katherine Green on July 29, 2013 at 18:22 — No Comments
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…
Added by Diane Franks on July 17, 2013 at 7:16 — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Jan Tchamani on June 26, 2013 at 16:54 — No Comments
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
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
Added by Hellen Bach on April 29, 2013 at 13:36 — No Comments
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