2310, 2018

Home Adaptations in the Harrow area

Making simple adaptations in the home could make your life much easier and help you maintain your independence and safety as you get older. Here at Seniors Helping Seniors, we are continuously looking at services within the local area that might help our clients, and this one is definitely worth mentioning. Getting adaptations made in […]

810, 2018

Are Implants the Solution for Missing Teeth?

Older adults are less likely to have a full set of teeth, with a recent Adult Health Dental Survey indicating that only less than half of 75-84-year-olds have 21 or more teeth. Missing various teeth can also affect one’s self-esteem, making it difficult to smile or even socialise. These days, implants are being placed quicker than […]

909, 2018

Ageism in the Workforce: Why Young Companies Should Hire Seniors

Ageism in the Workforce: Why Young Companies Should Hire Seniors
As life expectancy increases, the number of seniors will continue to grow. This means UK businesses should look to experience through seniors as a guide to the future goals of the company. But if that’s not enough, a document from the British government predicted that the […]

608, 2018

Exploring The Great Outdoors: Fun Activities For Seniors

 

Seniors who spend time in nature on a regular basis report increased feelings of wellbeing, renewal, and spiritual connectedness, a recent study at the University of Minnesota reveals. Being active outdoor decreases boredom, isolation, and loneliness and provides the opportunity for health-restoring physical and social activity. Moreover, even just half an hour of sunlight a day […]

2307, 2018

Loneliness and The Elderly

 

Did you know that there are 1.2 million chronically lonely older people here in the UK?

According to Age UK, more than 2 million people in England over the age of 75 live alone, and more than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.

Why do […]

206, 2018

Finding a New Hobby Can Be Beneficial to Seniors

For elderly people, choosing a hobby has never been easier. From orienteering to armchair volleyball, many more pastimes are accessible and can be adapted to suit all ages and abilities. Of course, your choice of recreational activity doesn’t have to be quite so extreme. Simply spending time outside the home stimulates the senses and getting involved with any hobby […]

605, 2018

Adapting Your Home to be Senior-Friendly

Getting older isn’t easy, especially for seniors who wish to age in place. While there are many options for senior care in the UK, the growing population of seniors is creating a challenge. The office for national statistics reports that the general population in the UK is getting older with 18% aged 65 and older, and 2.4% aged 85 […]

804, 2018

How Can Art Therapy Help Seniors?

“The human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for” – Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society.
Human beings have more than material needs; the need for expression is inside all of us and […]

2003, 2018

The Importance of Exercise As We Age

 
Edward Stanley, the 15th Earl of Derby was once quoted as saying “Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” According to the NHS, adults aged 65 years and older need to engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity every week. In addition […]

2702, 2018

Don’t Get Isolated: How To Stay Connected During Bad Weather

Here in the UK, it seems like only a week or two has to go by during the winter months before yet another news story about bad weather causing destruction and damage hits the headlines. And with an average of 23 or so days of snowfall every year, it’s no surprise that the next blizzard is always just around the corner. […]