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Useful apps and websites for older people

      Useful apps and websites for older people As we get older, picking up new gadgets and learning to use mobile phone apps might seem like a challenge, but as we become more comfortable with how they work, we can see that these useful programmes benefit our daily lives. ...

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Age UK Sheffield’s renowned Wellbeing Centre
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Age UK Sheffield’s renowned Wellbeing Centre

The devoted wife of a man living with dementia has spoken of her husband’s heartbreaking Alzheimer’s descent- but also how an Age UK Sheffield centre has given them parts of their lives back. Elisabeth Hyde has been caring non-stop for beloved husband Bernard since he was diagnosed with...

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Safety in the Home

Safety in the home Stay active and stay safe by identifying potential hazards. Older people are one of the groups of our population most vulnerable to accidents, particularly in and around the home.   The great majority of accidents involving older people are falls.   The most serio...

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Sight Tests

When did you last have a sight test? You qualify for a free NHS-funded sight test if: you're aged 60 or over you're registered as partially sighted (sight impaired) or blind (severely sight impaired) you've been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma you're 40 or over and your mot...

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Help Required

Can you help with some research concerning State Pension? Jill Pate from the DWP has sent the following request you may be interested in. My name is Jill and I’m a researcher for the Department for Work and Pensions. I’m currently working on an online service that allows people to c...

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New Tenner

The new plastic £10 note which follows the polymer £5, was issued on 14 September and has a portrait of Jane Austen on the 200th anniversary of the author's death. It is also the first Bank of England note to include a tactile feature to help visually impaired people. The £10 no...

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Supertram Citylink familiarisation session

Supertram Citylink familiarisation session – Stagecoach Supertram  Tuesday 19 September 2017, 1pm to 2.30pm, Meadowhall tram stop. Stagecoach Supertram is preparing for the new Citylink vehicles to become operational around the Supertram network. They will be running one of the new ve...

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Heart Age

One-tenth of 50-year-old men have a heart age 10 years older than they are, heightening their risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke, a study suggests. The Public Health England analysis is based on responses from 1.2 million people to its Heart Age Test - 33,000 of whom were men aged 5...

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Ageing Without Children

When older people have no children who will help? One of the many things that makes ageing without children so difficult for people to engage with is that bluntly, thinking about it is hugely uncomfortable. There are many wonderful campaigners – Beth Britton http://d4dementia.blogsp...

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Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy ServicesWe all know that pharmacists dispense medicines. But they do a lot more than that.Did you know, for example, that pharmacies can help with stopping smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, and advice on safe sex?Lots of pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You d...

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