Archive | December, 2012

Get up and go – December

Christmas all wrapped up This month Get up and go brings you a special festive edition, featuring present ideas, Europe’s best Christmas markets  and alternative ways to ring in 2013.  [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=121203091300-12746d9acf8949fa959c58b2d3e1700d docname=guag8 username=lyonsdown loadinginfotext=Get%20up%20%26%20go showhtmllink=true tag=christmas width=610 height=400 unit=px] Downloadable PDF

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Companionship at Christmas

One charity is preparing to open its doors to those facing the holiday season on their own. Abbeyfield, the charity that provides housing care and services to older people across the UK, is hoping older people that will be alone over Christmas – residents with elderly neighbours living alone, and family members in need of […]

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Comfort, independence and security

The beautiful town of Market Harborough provides a happy home for retirement. Raising a sparkling glass as she laughs with friends, Margie Fone is right to feel safe and secure, though this wasn’t always the case. “I had an aneurysm rupture and needed major surgery,” she recalls. “At the time, I had to call the […]

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The gift of sight

New lens gives near, middle and distance vision – and no glare. A UK hospital has become the first in the world to fit a new type of optic lens that promises to restore perfect sight to potentially millions of patients. The first patient to have LEH Trifocal lenses fitted was 74-year-old tennis coach Martin […]

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The best of both worlds

Deciding on a retirement home is easier than ever now you no longer have to choose between health care services and independence. Some 460,000 people in Britain live in care homes. Rather more (550,000) are in sheltered housing. A far smaller but fast-growing number are choosing to rent or buy accommodation that seeks to combine […]

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