Driving as you get older

June 20, 2024
As you get older you may find that you use your car less, but want to keep hold of it to maintain your independence.   Your loved ones might be trying to persuade you to give up the car and you don’t want to. When friends and family suggest giving up driving...
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Decluttering is difficult for anyone and it’s even harder for hoarders.  Hoarding is related to difficult experiences and feelings and it is not possible for a hoarder to ‘just get rid of things’.  Counselling is recommended before commencing any declutt...
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Internet banking

June 6, 2024
Most of us do internet banking these days, but if we are older we may not have got into that, or we might distrust it and feel that it is too difficult to learn now.  However, if you have set up internet banking it makes it easier to pay people and to check your balance...
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Stay hydrated

May 31, 2024
As you get older you need to drink more water to keep hydrated to compensate for your body’s decrease in its ability to retain water, and to prevent various health issues that become more common with age such as constipation, UTIs, and cognitive impairment.Here are a few w...
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Attendance allowance

May 23, 2024
Have you heard of Attendance Allowance? It is a government benefit that helps with extra costs if you are over state pension age and need someone to help look after you.It might be that you feel you don’t need financial support now, but it is a non-means tested benefi...
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How to file!

May 16, 2024
This is a repost of our video from 2022, how to file!Keep your filing system simple – avoid using folders where you need to punch holes to file.Use different colours for different types of paperwork to help make it easy to find things.Do your filing either as you get it or...
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Trades

May 9, 2024
Most tradespeople are honest and trustworthy but it doesn’t matter what our age, we’ve all had a tradesperson who didn’t care, or who was in a rush to do some work for us.  And I bet we didn’t follow them up on each of those visits.  Imagine then if we ende...
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Many things I’ve read and heard recently herald the importance of having a community around you as you get older.  Those living in isolation tend to live shorter, less happy lives.  A community can be friends and neighbours or people you see all the time.  H...
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Choosing a mobile phone

April 25, 2024
Do you need to choose a mobile for yourself as an older person or for an older loved one?  Here are our top tips:Is this the first time you’ve had a mobile phone?  If so, consider a phone with just a few apps so it is not overwhelming.  Doro https://www.doro...
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Is your admin out of control?  Do you have papers everywhere?  Do you miss appointments regularly or miss deadlines?  Here are some of our top tips to get back on track, whatever your age.Write it down.  If you use paper and pen, great, but have it in one...
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