Tag Archives: Age UK

“Ill-timed Age UK”

A report was released on 4th July 2014 by Age UK and the Royal College of Surgeons. It highlighted the fact that many people aged over 75 are being denied life saving surgery for breast and bowel cancer on the … Continue reading

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“Age UK Conference”

I went to the Age UK Later Life Conference at the start of July; walked into a lot of doctors which is by far the best way to remind you that you have reached the age to go to an … Continue reading

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“Simple Connections”

A while ago I was grumbling about the complexity of modern technology for many older people.   What appears and appeals to the younger generation as the latest advance in easy living, is anything but to their grandparents.   (See my … Continue reading

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“Uplifting Experience ? ” 3

(Click on “UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE” in the TAG CLOUD for other posts in this series). Just had another follow-up phone call that I did not ask for from “Fred” who is from “Companion Stairlifts” that I did not contact. It turns out they … Continue reading

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“Uplifting Experience ? ” 2

(Click on “UPLIFTING EXPERIENCE” in the TAG CLOUD for other posts in this series). I next decided to look for something more familiar and number 3 on Google was Age UK Stairlifts, which must be open and up-front.  The Age UK logo … Continue reading

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“Uplifting Experience ? ” 1

I had a conversation recently about the difficulties some older people have getting up and down stairs as they become less mobile.  It was in the context of the older people who live in two storey houses with bedrooms upstairs … Continue reading

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“Feel Good Inaction”

This blog is a follow on from “Conspiracy of Silence” (click on the ARCHIVE, 18th May 2012). Having remained silent for months on the deepening crisis in elderly care, there is a sudden outcry after the local elections have taken place.  … Continue reading

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“Preach what you Practice”

Somewhat ironically Esmee Russell recently published a blog on the Age UK website entitled “Food for Thought”.   It reflects the comments Age UK received when they attended the Royal College of Nursing Conference, in response to questions about why older patients … Continue reading

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“The £140 Pension Illusion” 2

Back in October 2010, I first wrote very scathingly about the announcement by Steve Webb, the Pensions Minister of a huge increase in the basic State pension.   Recently an article in The Times suggests that it may not be such … Continue reading

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“Age UK – Agenda for Life 2011”

On Tuesday of this week I went to the Annual Conference of the two organisations that were formerly called “Help the Aged” and “Age Concern”.  It wasn’t long before I was thinking I had stepped into a parallel universe – … Continue reading

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