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27th August 2017

For many older people, national holidays can be a time of loneliness – often serving as a reminder of times past or how little social contact they now have. Loneliness can have a profound effect...

25th August 2017

The number of people reaching the age of 100 has quadrupled in the past 30 years, with 1 in 4 now expected to join the exclusive centenarian club and the Queen’s team of telegram senders expanding...

22nd August 2017

A number of factors contribute to quality of life; physical activity, maintaining independence, financial security, but perhaps the most paramount – social engagement. Whether your loved ones are...

20th August 2017

It's easy to become more sedentary with age, as there are multiple factors that can limit our amount of activity - stiffness, weight issues or even the fear of falling. Exercising becomes more and...

18th August 2017

For hearing impaired family members, normal conversations can be a bit of a challenge, but parties or large gatherings can be almost impossible and very frustrating. Multiple voices and accents in...

16th August 2017

Everyone has the occasional moment in which they forget a familiar name during a conversation or can’t remember why they have walked into another room. Whilst lapses in memory can occur throughout...

14th August 2017

60 is the perfect age to get fit. Exercise has a multitude of health benefits – it can fight off diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis as well as reversing the aging process, but what if you...

12th August 2017

Not knowing the basics of how to use a computer or a tablet seems an alien concept to those of us who work in front of a computer all day, then sit in front of a tablet all night. Kids are...

9th August 2017

Old’ is always subjective – as an infant your slightly older sister seemed so adult, then as a teen those in their 20s seemed to be the peak of maturity. The meaning of the word evolves over time...

6th August 2017

As we grow older and wiser, the inevitability of ageing becomes more and more of a reality. Some days we may wake up with a little less energy, other days we may find a grey hair. Regardless, it’s...

3rd August 2017

Whether it be at 40 or 70, our bones usually always lose strength as we get older. Although it may be common for our knees, hips, hands and necks to start feeling stiff, there are several ways in...

1st August 2017

John Lennon famously quoted, ‘Life is what happens when you are making other plans’ and in 2017, this is more relevant than ever. In Britain over four million people work over 48 hours a week with...

28th March 2017

Understanding what drives older people is at the heart of what we do here at Barchester. We think it’s really important to understand what people look to get out of their retirement years. We’ve...

21st March 2017

A recent study conducted by the Sleep Council reported that a third of Brits get by on just five to six hours sleep a night. This is significantly less than the general rule of thumb of seven to...

9th March 2017

Enjoying a healthy and happy life is something we all strive for. However, our modern working lifestyles often allow bad habits to form when we’re pushed for time. As we retire and begin to enjoy...

3rd March 2017

Sometimes, the best things in life really are free. What’s a good example of this? Hugging! Wrapping your arms around another person, or having them do the same for you feels great. It makes you...

24th February 2017

Age brings intelligence, experience and beauty – as we get older we begin to change what we want from life and our surroundings, so it’s no surprise that in England 43% of over-50s plan to move...

19th February 2017

Stiffness might be a common sign of old age, however, back pains and general joint problems may appear at every stage of our lives. It is said that prevention is better than cure. Therefore, we...

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