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Monthly Archives: February 2016

All Party Parliamentary Group for Aging and Older People ‘Ageing alone: combating loneliness in later life’

8 February Monday afternoon, I attended the APPG meeting on loneliness in older age which was chaired by Nusrat Ghani the Conservative MP for Whealden. The meeting was organised by the group’s secretariat, Age UK. The meeting presented an overview of the latest research on loneliness and looked at how local authorities are addressing it….
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A simple way to help combat loneliness around Valentine’s Day, and beyond: printable conversation cards

Valentine’s Day is approaching quickly, and while most of us look forward to it, it can be a time that many come to dread as it’s filled with reminders of those that they can no longer share the day with.  With this in mind, Rachel Seabrook, Clinical Lead at an organisation which makes products to…
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New study shows the importance of social connections in later life

In December I attended the launch of the Centre for Aging Better, a What Works Centre set up in 2014 with an endowment from the Big Lottery Fund of £50 million. Headed by Anna Dixon, it aims to identify initiatives and behavioural changes that can help people confront the experiences of aging. At the launch,…
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