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 […]

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 […]

Carers donate 130 gift boxes to elderly and vulnerable for Christmas

Staff at our Flintshire branch recently (December, 2019) donated 130 boxes full of helpful items for the festive season to elderly and vulnerable people in Wales. Carers at the branch raised money to buy the items by hosting a bingo evening and a raffle and filled the boxes with hats, gloves, toiletries, food and Christmas […]

How to keep New Year celebrations dementia-friendly

Much like Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve can be a particularly stressful time for someone with dementia. If you’re having a family get together, it’s important to consider everyone in attendance and especially any loved ones with the condition. Having lots of people in one house can be noisy, especially if there’s music playing too. […]

We’re appealing for festive shoeboxes for the elderly

We are once again asking the generous people of Wales to get behind our festive shoebox appeal for the elderly. It has been extremely successful in the past, so we have decided to continue it again this year. We’re asking you to fill a shoebox with essentials and other bits and pieces that you think […]

The benefits of chair yoga for the elderly

Yoga can not only improve physical health, but also mental health too. It also improves flexibility and posture. You can check out our previous blog post on the benefits of yoga here. However, it can be a long way down to the floor with a yoga mat for the elderly or people with mobility issues. […]