UK Older People's Day

UK Older People’s Day

1st October is UK Older People’s Day. This is an annual event which coincides with the UN International Day of Older Persons. The main aim of the day is to challenge negative stereotypes of older people and celebrate their achievements and contributions to society. How can you get involved? Host an event. This can be a […]

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Active Ageing

Active ageing 6: avoiding scams

In the final of our Active Ageing blog series, we talk about how you can be more aware of scams and try to avoid them. Often, people who carry out scams target over-65s, as they are seen as ‘vulnerable’ or oblivious to suspicious deals.  Here are some ways in which you can try and avoid […]

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Orion

Active ageing 3: mobility scooters

In the third blog of our Active Ageing series, we talk about how buying a mobility scooter can increase independence and help you to get out and about. For many, a mobility scooter can provide the freedom and independence to carry out every day activities such as shopping and visiting friends. Here is some information on scooters. […]

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Active Ageing

Active ageing 2: home improvements

In the second blog of our Active Ageing series, we talk about ways in which you can make home improvements and remain safe and independent at home. Keep a list of emergency contact numbers next to the phone. These may include doctor, dentist, utility companies, local police station and friends and family. Keep important documents together […]

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