Around 65% of people aged 55 and over in the UK are stressed, according to recent research by YouGov. The study is believed to be the largest ever on stress in the UK, with almost 5,000 people surveyed. Among seniors in the UK, the causes of stress are manifold. One is undoubtedly loneliness. The NHS […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]