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 Should we use outdated words like ‘elderly’ or...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...
How to combat loneliness

How to combat loneliness

How to combat loneliness Margaret Abbett looks at the problems of loneliness affecting those in later life. There are older people out there who simply have nobody to talk to from one week to the next. They are experiencing extreme loneliness through no fault of their...