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Watching nature programmes is good for well-being

A new study has revealed that watching nature programmes on TV can uplift people’s moods. It can help reduce negative emotions and improve well-being. It can even alleviate the boredom that comes with being isolated indoors. Not long ago, we blogged about the benefits for watching TV for the elderly, so we’re thrilled to hear […]

Remember, remember the elderly on the fifth of November

Anyone planning their own home-based garden Bonfire Night firework displays this November are being urged to remember the elderly and vulnerable in their area. We’re asking people to inform any older neighbours in their community of potential displays being hosted in gardens nearby. We understand this year has been a difficult one for many people […]

Take extra care of elderly when clocks change

We are urging people to take extra care of their elderly relatives and neighbours when the clocks go back an hour at the end of this month (October 2020). From October 25 the evenings will get darker earlier, which could impact on the well-being of older people. Through visiting our service users, we know that […]

The importance of flu jabs

Now more than ever, we are aware of how quickly a virus can spread. This makes it even more important that we protect ourselves against the flu. The elderly in particular should be protected, as they are some of the most vulnerable. Am I eligible? If you are 65-years-old or over (born on or before […]

Celebrate the elderly on Silver Sunday

We’re encouraging people in Wales to celebrate the older generation on Silver Sunday next month (October 4, 2020) in a bid to combat loneliness. It’s important that elderly folk feel valued all year round. We’re asking people to spend more socially distanced quality time with older friends, family or neighbours. At significant times of the […]

Staying positive during lockdown

For people of any age it’s extremely difficult to stay positive during such a worrying and uncertain time, and even more so for the elderly and vulnerable. We’ve put together some top tips on staying positive during the lockdown that you can use or pass on to elderly relatives, neighbours or friends. Stick to a […]

Keeping in touch with elderly during lockdown

Keeping in regular contact with any elderly and vulnerable friends, neighbours or family members, is incredibly important at the moment. Telephone Thankfully we still have the good old-fashioned telephone call, so checking in on your elderly friends or relatives daily is easy. If your loved-one lives alone, they will enjoy hearing from you and look […]

Hobbies for elderly to do safely at home

It’s extremely important that people stay safely at home during the current Coronavirus pandemic, especially the elderly. We know that it has been difficult for many during the winter months. They haven’t been able to get out and about as much as they’re used to and now, we’re all being asked to stay indoors for […]

Help for older people to stay active during lockdown

Being indoors for long periods of time during the current Coronavirus restrictions can be difficult. This is especially true for older people who might live alone. It’s really important that elderly folk remain as active as possible during this time, so we’ve researched some of the best workouts available if they can’t get outside for […]

How you can help elderly during COVID-19 outbreak

The government has asked the country to stay at home during the current COVID-19 crisis. This means any elderly or vulnerable people are now at home, potentially alone, for the foreseeable future. Research done by the Campaign to End Loneliness found that half a million older people already experience periods of social isolation. The COVID-19 outbreak […]