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Mobility News

How social media is benefiting the health of older users

7th September 2016

As online social platforms have become the go-to form of communication between younger generations, there has been a steady increase in the amount of older people using social media in a bid to carry on living a healthy and sociable life.

Five of the best online book clubs for older people

31st August 2016

Books can mean different things to different people, whether you are a seasoned book buyer who follows all the up-and-coming releases, or pick up a book every now and then to escape to a different world.

How to prevent cold callers

17th August 2016

Cold calling has increasingly become a problem over the years, with more bogus companies and callers causing stress, anxiety and worry for older people. It is often hard to sort the good from the bad and older people are increasingly falling into the cold caller trap which can lead to many being robbed of money and valuable possessions without conscious thought.

Older homeowners consider pension funding options

16th August 2016

A survey has revealed that older homeowners would only consider using their home as a source to fund their pension as a last resort, or not at all.

1.8 million disabled and older people have unmet housing needs

8th August 2016

Research has outlined 1.8 million disabled and older people are without suitable and accessible housing – their housing needs are not being met.

Simple meal time tips to get the nutrition you need

26th July 2016

As we get older it’s important to check we’re getting the nutrition we need to stay fit and healthy long into retirement. Find out what foods can help keep you well-nourished and active in our guide to ensuring a simple meal time.

Occupational therapy helps older people stay at home

22nd July 2016

A multidisciplinary approach to health care is recognised as helping to reduce the numbers of hospital admissions amongst older patients, instead enabling people to stay independent and in the comfort of their own homes into later life.

Useful apps and websites for older people

21st July 2016

From apps that offer gentle exercise advice to those that help you stay in touch with loved ones, there’s plenty to choose from, and you can find them directly from your mobile phone or device. If you want to learn about how technology can improve small tasks from day to day, take a look at our handpicked list of useful apps and websites for older people.