Cadbury teams up with Age UK to tackle loneliness

Tackling loneliness and social isolation is important to us. We love to hear about any initiatives and ways that we and the general public can help. More than 1.4 million older people in the UK struggle with loneliness. 225,000 often go a whole week without speaking to anyone. Cadbury is donating the words from its […]

We’re backing the petition for free TV for over 75s

We’ve previously blogged about the benefits of television for the elderly as, if watched in moderation, it can bring comfort to them and help combat loneliness, which is why we’re supporting the petition by Age UK to save free TV for older people. In 2015, the Government gave the job of providing free TV licences […]

Join Age Cymru’s Big Knit campaign

The Innocent Smoothie company launched its Big Knit campaign back in 2003 and asked people to knot tiny woolly hats to go on top of its smoothie bottles. For each one sold it donated 25p to Age UK. Since then, more than 7.5 million hats have been knitted and more than £2.5 million has been […]

Abacare encourages people to take part in brain stimulating activities

AN AWARD-WINNING care provider in Wales says it encourages its service users to engage in activities such as learning an instrument or gardening after a report revealed these are the best ways to stimulate the brain (August, 2017). The Global Council’s recent report on brain health recommends people engage in stimulating activities such as learning […]

How music can help dementia

According to Age UK, the number of people in the UK with dementia is predicted to be in excess of one million by the year 2021 and while there are no long-term cures, there are ways to help alleviate symptoms. The use of music is a popular method in dementia care. The auditory system of […]