Year: 2019

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Happy Retirement – Make the most out of life

Written by Stannah on 19th November 2019

Age is just a number and retirement is now considered by many to be the “golden age” of adulthood. As life expectancy increases, having a happy retirement is now more important than ever. This is perhaps unsurprising, as retirees finally find themselves with sufficient free time to pursue those interests that most excite and stimulate […]

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Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Celebrating Life: how oral history can help preserve our stories

Written by Stannah on 18th October 2019

Ever met someone whose life story you thought should be shared with the world? How would you go about doing that? As a method of collecting life stories through recorded interviews, oral history gives us the chance to record, preserve and share those incredible and wonderful stories! Peoples’ lives are full of trials and tribulations, […]

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World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

World Stroke Day: Focusing on the Future and Recovering from a Stroke

Written by Stannah on 4th October 2019

Did you know: A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age? Today, October 29th, is World Stroke Day, so we’d like to take this opportunity to talk about strokes: their causes, symptoms and treatments – but we want to do more than that. We want to join the World Stroke Campaign’s cause this year! […]

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Independence through communal living: is cohousing the future?

Independence through communal living: is cohousing the future?

Written by Stannah on 29th August 2019

Cohousing, or communal living, could very well be in your future, as the trend of the last 40 years has been heading in this direction, and very much so. However, people still don’t know much about the subject and mistake cohousing or communal living for a hippy commune from the sixties! Were everybody holds hands […]

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Bunions – what they are and how to treat and prevent them

Bunions – what they are and how to treat and prevent them

Written by Stannah on 24th April 2019

Did you know that together, your foot and ankle have 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments? It almost sounds unbelievable that it all fits into such a small part of our bodies! And have you ever stopped to think about the impact our feet have on our quality of […]

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“Game of Thrones”; The epic fantasy series that truly conquered the world!

“Game of Thrones”; The epic fantasy series that truly conquered the world!

Written by Stannah on 12th March 2019

“When you play a game of thrones you win, or you die.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire The Iron Stairlift Throne is probably something you’ve never seen before! It’s straight out of our Game of Thrones stairlift collection and is trimmed in several-hundred-year-old, still-sharp swords to complete the look. Well……No, even […]

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Avoiding a fall

Live Safer at Home: Tips for Preventing Falls

Written by Stannah on 11th March 2019

When it comes to aging, our thinking is often reactionary. Much of the narrative is set around what to do if “X, Y and Z” happens. So often, we look for answers after the problem has occurred and there is no other choice but to act. Instead of waiting for something to go wrong, let’s […]

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Women in Science: Marian Diamond’s ground-breaking findings on brain plasticity

Written by Stannah on 28th February 2019

Marian Diamond, who died at the age of 90 (July 25, 2017), was a professor of anatomy and an expert on the brain. Over the last 60 years, Marian Diamond continued to teach and do research in the area of neurophysiology. As a teacher, she was honoured as one of the most distinguished teachers in […]

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