Do not underestimate the fear of falling

  Have the hard frosts snuck up on you these past few mornings? I know they have with me. Imagine the thousands of elderly people who will have woken on winter mornings cold, lonely and feeling isolated because the paths were too slippery to venture out to get...

We believe that Dementia is a family matter

      The prospect of a loved one having a diagnosis of dementia can be a daunting, if not terrifying prospect. It is estimated that 47.5 million people around the world are currently living with dementia, and although treatments are improving all the...

What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care aims to treat or manage pain and other physical symptoms. It will also help with any psychological, social or spiritual needs. Palliative care includes caring for people who are nearing the end of life. We believe that everyones wishes should be...

Why loneliness matters

I think we have all felt lonely at one time or another. Perhaps it is physically lonely. A husband or wife has gone away for the weekend, kids have flown the nest. How about mentally lonely? We are worried, anxious or stressed and feel we have no one to talk to. If we...

Stay Well this Winter

For the frail and elderly in our communities it is particularly important to pay attention to eating and living well in the Winter as prevention is always better than cure! Of course some of us will do all we can to avoid feeling unwell and may still be struck down...