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Healthy ageing resources and advice

Articles about healthy ageing from Taking Care.

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May 19, 2022

Why is it harder to sleep when you get older?

Many people find that their sleep patterns or quality of sleep is affected as they get older. Read our tips for getting a more restful night's sleep.

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April 13, 2022

Top tips and gardening tools for the elderly

Many people enjoy gardening, but it can become more challenging in later life. View our tips and ideas.

Swimming hobby for elderly
April 7, 2022

10 of the most beneficial hobbies and interests for the over 60s

Later life can be a great time to start new hobbies and interests, bringing multiple physical and mental health benefits to over 60s.

Elderly friends together
February 10, 2022

Enjoying the company of new friends and partners

When we retire, we often lose daily interaction and conversations with people with a shared purpose so how can you get to know new people?

Elderly couple with walking sticks
January 5, 2022

A guide to walking aids

Walking aids such as walking sticks, rollators and zimmer frames can greatly help your independence, if you choose the right model for you.

Reclining armchair
November 22, 2021

The benefits of a rise and recline armchair

Do you struggle with getting in and out of your chair? Or with sitting comfortably for large parts of your day? If so, a riser recliner may be the chair for you. Rise and recline armchairs,...

Walking football for older adults
October 25, 2021

Staying active with Walking Football

Walking Football is the game you love, played at a pace to suit you. There has never been a better time to be a slow coach!

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September 29, 2021

Top 10 home security tips for the elderly

We've compiled 10 practical tips to keep your home secure and safe.