Independence For Scotland – Independence At Home

When I was invited to be interviewed for the local BBC News programme I was surprised yet also quite proud. Having worked for a number of years helping people to stay independent at home, through my role as stairlifts doctor to the Castle Comfort Group, where I have undertaken most of my stairlifts advisor training, […]

Entering The Autumn Of Our Lives

With the clocks going back this weekend I thought I would make a departure from the usual blog post and write about the changing season. Do you know the mnemonic to help you remember when the clocks go back?  Spring Forward, Fall Back. We are British and have the change from  Daylight Saving Time to […]

Older People Deserve A Medal!

School governor, Elizabeth Gammon was recognised in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours list (June 2013).  Mrs Gammon is 74 years old but seems to have plenty of energy.  She has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to her local community of Hanwell. Mrs Gammon said: “I was surprised and delighted when I found […]

Is Retirement A Thing Of The Past?

We recently commented on how many more pensioners there were in Japan (percentage of population) than here. And on how that figure would increase by 2050. In April we came across an article in The Japan Times, which confirmed that last year was a record high in the number of pensioners or over 60s that […]

Older Women Hold Society Together

Are older women less visible with age? Earlier this year the International Longevity Centre here in the UK published a report about the plight of older women. It came out in time for International Women’s Day on March 8th – a little recognised ‘special day’ in the UK. On the continent of Europe it is […]

Living independently

No matter how grand or humble your home, you cherish it and want to live in it for as long as possible.  After all you’ve spent a long time getting it just the way you want it.  If you are reaching the grand old age of ‘senior citizen’ or older, you might not find it […]