Everyone should #HaveAHouseplant

Everyone should have a houseplant at home as research has revealed plants provide a range of health benefits (July 2020). Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) research found that indoor plants can improve air quality by trapping and capturing pollutants and those who have limited or no access to the outdoors can still have something to nurture. […]

Free advice for elderly on keeping cool in warm weather

We’ve already experienced some warm days, with temperatures climbing above 20° Celsius. We feel it’s important that people, especially the elderly and vulnerable, are well-prepared for more hot weather to come as temperatures are expected to reach 27° and 28° Celsius. The elderly are one of the most vulnerable age groups in warm weather. Our […]

Are you entitled to a military pension?

A new campaign from Age Cymru is encouraging Armed Forces veterans over the age of 60 to enquire about their eligibility for a military pension. Those who were serving at any time from 1975 may be eligible. Evidence shows Welsh veterans are not claiming what they are entitled to. Additional money could help them live […]

Help elderly prepare their homes for winter

According to weather forecasts, we could experience the worst winter we’ve seen in decades. The Beast from the East saw 17 people die in 2018 and it could return with a vengeance this year, with temperatures reaching -15 degrees Celsius. Some of the people affected most by the cold are the elderly. When temperatures drop […]

The benefits of walking football for the elderly

Walking football is a widely recognised sport across the world. It is ideal for the elderly to take part in if they love the game but don’t have the mobility to be running up and down a pitch. Instead of running, they can walk and help minimise any risk of injury. The rules of walking […]

Hearing aids may help maintain better brain function

We all know that regular hearing tests for the elderly are just as important as regular check-ups at the doctors or dentists.   According to Age UK, more than 71% of over 70-year-olds and more than 41% of over 50-year-olds suffer from some form of hearing loss.   Hearing loss can have an impact on […]

Helping a person with dementia de-clutter their home

Spring is fast approaching and you’re no doubt beginning to get the urge to have a bit of a spring clean of your home. As well as your own, it’s also a good idea to have a declutter of a loved-one that might be suffering with dementia’s home too, as due to the disease many […]

Advice for elderly to keep safe and warm in winter

After enjoying an unusually mild festive season, the temperatures have now dropped dramatically. We’ve already had some snowfall across Wales with more forecast and the roads and pavements have become slippery with ice, which is why we’ve put together a few helpful tips for the elderly to help keep them safe and warm this winter. […]

Top tips for avoiding getting the flu

We have all experienced a common cold before and know how dreadful it can make you feel, but have you had flu before? The flu can feel ten times worse and can’t be cured by sipping hot lemon and honey consistently through the day. There’s no ‘powering through’ when it comes to the flu as […]

Helping an elderly loved-one to keep a clean and tidy home

Keeping an entire home clean and tidy is a tricky task for most of us, so imagine how hard it must be for an elderly person or someone who is not as mobile as we are. It requires a lot of energy, which your loved-one just might not have, so we have put together some […]