BBC Radio Sheffield have contacted Doncaster 50plus regarding what we can do for the elderly that will be on their own for Christmas. This programme will be going out tomorrow morning 8.25 and Clifford who is our Editor of Prime Times our newsletter will be doing an interview on the radio regarding this issue.
I believe that we are all put on this earth, to help each other, and to live in peace and harmony. This story tells us all we need to know - and how we should be towards others, as we grow older:
I watched a programme lately that warned people especially elderly people not to be taken in by "you have won this amount of money" or 'Holiday/Cruise" etc., If your life is being made a misery by such mail, just reseal it, put the senders address on the front of the envelope plus the words "free post" on the envelope and post it back to the sender, they will get fed up by having to pay the extra postage plus and therefore leave you alone. If this does not work, then put in extra waste…Continue
Care Commission author Andrew Dilnot speaks to the Saga over 50s about why he is not mincing his words about care reform as we find ourselves in the midst of a care crisis that could eclipse that of pensions
It's been six months since the government commissioned report on the Funding of Care and Support was published.
The Dilnot Commission urged the government to dramatically improve the current system in order to do away with the worries and concerns of those…Continue
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I ask this because it seems more and more that younger people view us 'oldies' with alarm and suspicion. Listening to Radio 1 this morning, the discussion turned to older people and the inability to keep themselves clean. Then one of the commentators blithely said "it's as though they are from another planet". This upset me so much that I emailed to complain. What I was really complaining about was the lack of sensitivity for a people who youngsters are increasingly seeing as 'them'. Why do…Continue
Strictly speaking, I don't approve of me using the word "fit". Nowadays, it is considered more accurate and acceptable to use "seizure". That's because past, and even present generations use "fit" in some strange ways. For example, "I nearly threw a fit", could mean the person was shocked to such an extraordinary degree that she/he was on the verge of an hysterical outburst. Phew!
Seizure for every occasion. Not quite as snappy. No positive connotations of being so healthy that no set…Continue
An elderly man in Louisiana had owned a large farm for several years.
He had a large pond in the back. It was properly shaped for swimming, so he fixed it up nice with picnic tables, horseshoe courts, and some apple and peach trees.
One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the pond, as he hadn't been there for a while, and look it over.
He grabbed a five-gallon bucket to bring back some fruit.
As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing…Continue
For me, the flashing banner at the top of the pages induces nausea. Is it a new feature? I don't remember seeing it before and if doesn't disappear from the site then I will!
ANNA TANDY LLANDUDNO. NORTH WALES.please add your names
Today as my arm is in a complete cast, i went to town to shop. It is quite noticeable how people look right past you when you could do with an extra pair of hands. I am 64 and maybe as my totally grey hair is coloured, the people think i am not old enough to offer. So, although i feel old and lonely at the moment perhaps it is a question of not how old is old, it is when do you need help when you feel old?
I have eventually realised that
“customer loyalty” in 2011 counts for nothing, I have tended to
stick with the same Utility Companies, TV Company, and Car and House
Insurance Providers, Maybe I have been a bit slow on the “swapping
and changing” of suppliers that some people do, but I mistakenly
thought that I would be rewarded for “Staying With” a particular
company and being rewarded by them with the best deals. But 'Oh,…
In the Telegraph an article entitled: “Coalition considers Joan Bakewell's plan for elderly 'tsar'” proclaims that the Coalition are considering whether a commissioner dedicated to protecting older people should be appointed in England.