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by Age UK London
2M ago
We have moved our blog to our website. You can read our latest blogs here. If you have a suggestion for a blog or would like to write an article about issues that are relevant for older Londoners please get in touch by emailing campaigns@ageuklondon.org. The post We have moved appeared first on Age UK London Blog ..read more
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We have moved
Age UK London Blog
by Age UK London
1y ago
We have moved our blogs to our website here. If you have a suggestion for a blog or would like to write an article about issues that are relevant for older Londoners please get in touch by emailing campaigns@ageuklondon.org.uk   The post We have moved appeared first on Age UK London Blog ..read more
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Staying Healthy this Winter
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by Dr Oge Ilozue
1y ago
Sorry, but you do not have permission to view this content. The post Staying Healthy this Winter appeared first on Age UK London Blog ..read more
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INTERNATIONAL OLDER PEOPLE’S DAY 2022 
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by Debbie Weekes Bernard
1y ago
The Deputy Mayor celebrates the resilience of older Black, Asian, and minority ethnic Londoners who campaign for equality Today, 1 October, is both International Day of Older People and the beginning of Black History Month. This year the theme for International Day of Older People is the Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World. This brings to mind the told and untold stories of the many older Black Londoners who have devoted their lives to supporting their communities and to campaigning for equality, despite the odds. There have been many Black women who have gone before me who have fa ..read more
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Memories of the Queen
Age UK London Blog
by Age UK London
1y ago
This month we celebrate 35 years of service to Age UK organisations by our Finance and Corporate services officer, Margot Luke. Margot joined what is now Age UK Waltham Forest in September 1987 where she worked for 22 years and joined Age UK London in 2009 where she is an important and much appreciated member of our small team. During her time Margot has seen many changes within the charity, team members  coming and going and a merger between Help the Aged and Age Concern creating what is our network of Age UK today. Margot has also seen many world events and moments in history and of cou ..read more
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Prostate Cancer – “Dont be a mug and just shrug”
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by Trevor Walker
1y ago
Everyone was saddened to hear the news about journalist and presenter Bill Turnbull’s death this month. Bill had prostrate cancer and had campaigned for more awareness and encouraging men to get checked for the disease. With this in mind we are very pleased to have Trevor Walker provide a blog this month, discussing his experience, in his own words. I have been an awareness volunteer for prostate cancer for some years –  why? I was saved by catching it early. First some brief facts Around 12,000 men will die from the cancer in 2022 Sadly 1 in 8 men will suffer from it – this can be highe ..read more
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The image of older adults in British advertising
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by Dr Dennis Olsen
1y ago
A glimpse into the public perception of old age and ageing in the UK Within the last fifty years, the population pyramids of most European countries have seen clear changes in age structure, with Italy and Germany amongst the oldest societies in the world.[1] Looking at the United Kingdom, the median age has risen noticeably over the last two decades, from 37.5 years in 2000 to 40.2 years in 2019.[2] The share of persons aged 65 years or over stands now at almost 19% of the UK’s total population, resulting in an old-age dependency ratio of 28.9%—meaning that there are about three persons of wo ..read more
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Dial-a-Ride Report: From Door to More – Serena’s Story
Age UK London Blog
by Age UK London
1y ago
On 6 July, Age UK London (AUKL) and Transport for London (TfA) launched the Dial-a-Ride report: From Door to More. The report was the result of in-depth research carried out with 14 Dial-a-Ride service users of varying disabilities and ages. The report outlines how the door-to-door free bus service is essential to everyday life for users – but there are flaws. On 11 July the group attended a meeting at City Hall, chaired by Caroline Pidgeon, Member of the Greater London Assembly who has for some time been calling for improvements to the service. They were able to speak directly to representati ..read more
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I’m not dead, only offline
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by Sue Kaye
1y ago
About 3 years ago I started to experience health problems which made it impossible to use my computer any longer. When the pandemic was happening, online access became increasingly used for obvious reasons, but I hoped that when restrictions ended life would revert to the previous pattern where “offline” access was freely available. Unfortunately this has not happened. Offline access is becoming extremely difficult to obtain and I have a daily struggle to persuade companies, organisations and service providers to allow me to use offline options e.g phone, post etc. My life is becoming squeezed ..read more
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The Great Get Together – 24-26 June 2022
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by Debbie Weekes Bernard
1y ago
This weekend, 24-26 June, marks The Great Get Together, an initiative inspired by the late Jo Cox that encourages people to come together to celebrate what they have in common, make new connections, bridge divides, and reduce loneliness and social isolation. Jo’s words “we are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us” are even more pertinent today than they were seven years ago when she made her maiden speech in Parliament. From neighbours helping one another, to local groups organising social activities and local food banks, the pandemic demonstrated how quickly ..read more
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