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The advent of the internet has revolutionised various aspects of our lives, and one significant change is the way people seek companionship. Online dating has become increasingly popular across all age groups, including the elderly. While the digital realm provides opportunities for seniors to connect with potential partners, it...
Hitting the half-century mark can be a mix of emotions. Some of us might feel a sense of achievement, while others might be filled with reflection. Whatever your sentiments, one thing remains clear: understanding how to age well can profoundly influence the quality of your later years.  Whether it's tweaking...
I know I shouldn’t have done this, but I am 83 years old and I was in the McDonald’s drive-through this morning and the young lady behind me leaned on her horn and started mouthing something because I was taking too long to place my order. So when I...
People with coughs and colds should avoid seeing elderly relatives to protect them from a surge in winter viruses, health officials have advised. The message from experts is: if you feel unwell, stay at home. The guidance was issued as Britons prepare for their least restricted Christmas since COVID curbs and subsequent guidance...
Her family didn't make it to her bedside. They were not even told she was at the brink of death, and they certainly didn't have a private jet to get there quick enough. Elsie died alone in her bed. When her family got there they discovered that she was still lying...
BRITISH Armed Forces veterans’ exploits during National Service 60 years ago is at the centre of an innovative UK-wide new heritage project. 15 former servicemen from Dorset as well as men from Wales and the Northwest who served in Egypt, Jordan, Singapore and Iraq, tells their stories in a National...
Many of us have experienced technophobes and this made me giggle. ‘Please make this shareable.' ‘I can’t. This is a private Facebook group.' ‘So how can I share it then?‘ 'You can’t. This is a private Facebook group.' ‘Why not? Where’s the ‘Share’ button gone? Is there a problem with Facebook?’ ‘No. Facebook is functioning...
I retired at age 55. That was 8 years ago. Here are some of the things I noticed and learned. Retirement is not like vacation. In retirement you have a different relationship with time. Vacations are usually time limited and you are aware of this while on vacation. The realization...
Last year more people in Dorset called the national Dementia UK Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline than ever before. Lack of services and available help meant even more people reached out to the charity for specialist advice. Now a new dementia specialist Admiral Nurse service is planned to help people...
The Mayor of Poole Cllr Julie Bagwell was among the guests at a celebratory open weekend at Eagles Mount Green Community in Poole. The green community providing residential and assisted living care at a site in Birds Hill Road held an afternoon tea party weekend from 25 – 27 June. Not...