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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...

15th February 2017

Loneliness is common in people over the age of 65. In fact, 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with friends or family in over a month. Loneliness can be a major factor in reducing...

9th February 2017

At Barchester we realise that as we grow older a number of challenges begin to face us from all sides and we may find some tasks just aren’t as easy as they once were! We feel that after working...

4th February 2017

At Barchester, we strive to make life as stimulating and interesting as possible and ensure our residents live happy and fulfilled lives at our care homes. We’re confident we can help every...

30th January 2017

When it comes to life’s challenges, younger people often feel as though they are experiencing everything for the first time. While every generation faces new obstacles, the young forget that their...

24th January 2017

At Barchester, we are committed to helping people make the most out of their lives, making them feel as happy and fulfilled as possible. For this reason, it’s important for us to know what matters...

16th January 2017

One of the scariest parts about growing older can be anticipating loneliness. Sadly, a poll indicates that half a million people above the age of 60 normally spend every day alone. And nearly this...

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