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Campaigns & Issues
250,000 older people hospitalised due to a fall every year
Age UK has today revealed that 250,000 people aged 65+ in England are treated in hospital as the result of a fall every year.
The figures have been announced to mark the start of Age UK’s Falls Awareness Week 2013 (17-21 June), which aims to raise awareness of the things that people can do to help prevent the devastating consequences of a fall in later life.
Over 9,000 older people die every year as the result of a fall and injuries from falls are one of the leading causes of death for over 75s. For others, the impact of a fall and the resulting injuries can be life-changing, leaving many feeling isolated, anxious and reluctant to leave home.
New State Pension: know the facts
The Government is introducing a new State Pension for anyone retiring after April 2016. This will be a simpler, fairer pension giving those who qualify a single amount, set above the basic means test.
The current system is too complex and hard to understand. Over many years, a hotchpotch of add-ons and extras has built up to compensate for a long-term decline in the relative value of the basic State Pension. This has left many people confused about what they will get from the state when they retire.
Before these reforms enter Parliament for their second reading on Monday 17 June, the Department for Work and Pensions has sought to debunk some of the most common “myths” about the new system.
Competitions & Fun
Win one of two Amplicomms m7000 super amplified phone!
Calls on the new amplicomms M7000 are much louder than other phones, but push a button, and they can be Super Amplified!
Making calls 100 times louder than other phones with clear sound and no distortion.
The ring tone can also be adjusted to make it as loud as a road drill if the user has a problem hearing regular phones. It also has powerful vibrate, making it virtually impossible to miss a call.
To answer calls, simply flip open and close to finish. Important for Hearing Aid users, the phone has a compatibility rating of M4/T4, the best there is and achieved by only a few.
Win one of three Great British Breaks with Silver Travel Advisor this month
Enter now and you could win one of three Great British Breaks. This month you have a choice of venues – life on the ocean wave, messing about on the river or on feet firmly on the ground!
Silver Travel Advisor is a friendly website packed with advice, tips, information and honest reviews written by and for silver travellers (aged over 50). A team of advisors are on hand to answer queries (for free), and you can share your own experiences too.
Health & Wellbeing
Risk of heart disease reduced when saturated fats are replaced with unsaturated fats
Fatty acids continue to be the subject of ongoing academic research and media attention. In this bulletin, brought to you by the experts behind The Fat Information Service (FIS), we discuss some recent findings regarding different types of fat and risk of heart disease.
Property & Finance
Retirement income shortfall sees pensioners losing £2400 a year
New research commissioned by Investec Wealth & Investment (“IW&I”) reveals that almost two thirds (62%) of retired people who rely on savings and investments to fund their retirement have seen their income fall outright or in real terms over the past two years. On average, retirees have seen their income drop by £2,400 a year due to sub-inflation yields on ‘safe haven’ assets such as cash and bonds.
Leisure and Lifestyle
Joyce Glasser reviews Stuck In Love
Stuck in Love is, like many American independent films, about a family in crisis, although the crisis is, curiously, never related to money and seldom related to health. Easy to watch, and entertaining, Writer/Director Josh Boone’s debut feature has some funny moments and credible performances but never gives us a reason to care about what happens.
Substituting sentimentality a melodrama for more appropriate emotion and struggling to find a real conflict, it thinks it is more touching and insightful than it actually is.
The first thing to notice about Stuck in Love is that it is yet another American film where the family home is a beautiful , sprawling clapperboard house on the edge of a body of water; usually a lake, but in this case, the ocean. The house isn’t quite as luxurious as Diane Keaton’s in Something’s Gotta Give, but the setting is similar.
Ten Top Tips For Travel Writing
Everyone seems to be at it, travel writing that is! Travel blogs, reviews and articles abound on the internet, and at Silver Travel Advisor we have some marvellous pieces of writing which really tell you all you need to know about a destination that’s good for over 50s travel. We’ve brought together some of our top tips, from successful travel writers.
- Read travel articles in papers, magazines or blogs and work out what really draws you into the writing. Try to find 3 or 4 phrases that create a real ‘pull’ and why that is. It could be the action, the descriptions or the humour.
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