Have I got older (people) news for you!? (July 2019)
At Time to Shine we see and read a lot of interesting stories and resources about older people. We share a few of these with you each month.
Here's the latest selection:
- If we don’t properly measure quality of life, how can we expect to improve it? (Ageing Better)
- Online dating: ‘I rule out men wearing lycra on a bicycle’ (Irish Times)
- Sex and dementia: the intimate minefield of consent in a care home (Guardian)
- Book clinic: which authors can help me come to terms with getting older? (Observer)
- Older adult’s independence is most significant factor for vulnerability in hot weather (Prevention Web)
- A guide to age-friendly and inclusive volunteering (Centre for Ageing Better)
- Bringing people together: how community action can tackle loneliness and social isolation (Community Fund)
- Virtual visit: how Finland is coping with an ageing population (Guardian)
- A letter to…my dad, as he settles into a care home (Guardian)
- The ways women age – beauty politics (Thinking Allowed, BBC Radio 4)
- Older people are tackling loneliness together in West Leeds (YEP)
- Care services shouldn’t rely on volunteers’ goodwill. It morphs into self-righteousness (Guardian)
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