TIPS for family and friends who are carers

TIPS for family and friends who are carers

Statistics show that there are around 7 million unpaid carers in the UK. That is 1 in 10 of us! Caring for a loved one can be a huge mix of emotions from pride to despair, love and worry. Our Care Hub in Goring offers a “Hub Navigator” service that aims to...
How to protect vulnerable people from being scammed

How to protect vulnerable people from being scammed

“Scammers” – those wanting to manipulate money out of people – often vulnerable – are sadly a common reality. Scammers can be very convincing – around 5 million people in the UK over 65 become victims – and that’s only the ones who report it. Experts have...

Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2018

Parkinson’s Awareness Week which begins today surrounds World Parkinson’s Day, which takes place this year on Wednesday, April 11th. Each year, charity Parkinson’s UK continues its incredible work to ensure that they use the event to reach more people that are...

It’s never too late to make new friends

Many people enjoy making new connections as they get older. Whether they are looking for a companion, a friend, a new love or just someone to enjoy a hobby with, it’s never too late to make new friends. One challenge can be where to go to meet new people. You might...

Massage: Tried and Tested Over Millennia

Huge thanks to Wendy Rooke from Rook Holistic Therapies for being our guest blogger this month. Massage is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, particularly the muscles, for the promotion and restoration of health. For the older person confined at home...

Stay well during cough and cold season

You may have read in the news over the past week that we are expecting a worse than usual flu season. This BBC News article offers some good advice – click here to read. As well as the flu, our elderly loved ones are susceptible to the common cold and as Autumn...