Life is better together

Life is better together

Life is better together Action for Elders volunteer, Shirley, fought social isolation and doubt to become an inspiration for older people in the community. After living in the same area of Swansea for years, Shirley, now 85, decided to realise her dream of moving to a...
Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues

Beating the Winter Blues Get fit and mobile in February. Suffering from those winter blues, when the nights are dark and the days short? Betty Sutherland Mobility Teacher at our York group has advice on getting fit and staying healthy for the rest of the year. Betty’s...
Countering the negative effects of ageing

Countering the negative effects of ageing

Countering the negative effects of ageing One of the great myths about ageism is that it only affects older people, but it’s actually a big problem for society as a whole. We can argue about how to address older people. Should we use outdated words like ‘elderly’ or...
Music, exercise and wellbeing

Music, exercise and wellbeing

Music, exercise and wellbeing Music is the key to a longer life. It’s that simple argues Bashiyra – The Voice. Bashiyra is a singer/songwriter and vocal coach. As Brand Ambassador for the Action For Elders charity, she believes music can have a crucial role in...
Food and exercise – the missing link

Food and exercise – the missing link

Food and exercise – the missing link John Coleman argues that food and exercise go hand in hand, but it seems there is so much conflicting advice on nutrition that it can leave you feeling… a bit queasy The Balanced Lives programme has built its reputation on...