Many people struggle with feeling lonely as they get older, but it needn’t be this way. Did you know that loneliness can be very damaging to an older person’s physical health, not just their mental health? Here are our top tips for elderly people and their loved ones when it comes to combatting loneliness. Read More
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” A perfect winter song that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling associated with Christmas time. It doesn’t however fully stem the winter weather and this is why you need to ensure that you are prepared for any cold weather scenarios whether you are at home or away with family and friends. You might be thinking: “But Christmas is over, I don’t need to worry about the weather now surely!” However, it is estimated that temperatures could drop extremely low, with a bout of January snow hitting the UK!
Sometimes it feels like everyone is talking about Netflix… That watching live TV is something of the past! Running to the kettle in the ad breaks, being home for 7:30pm to watch Eastenders each night… It has all changed! But that got us thinking, are the traditional getting left behind? With this in mind, we had a look at what was available on Netflix and put together a list perfect for the elderly.
Scientific research has found that spending two hours a week in nature is linked to better health and wellbeing. Taking part in community gardening can also encourage people to adopt healthier behaviours. This includes walking and eating fresh produce… And the evidence base is growing. Furthermore, the NHS are increasingly prescribing time in nature and community gardening projects as part of “green prescriptions”.
Sadly, a common assumption is that the elderly community is either past the ability to be active. Or, the only activities and options out there are bowls or pilates. However, we disagree with this completely. After doing research into different physical activities, we have found many different clubs and activities all over the world that will inspire you to join something new in order to keep fit and healthy!