Senior citizens

Moving later in life

When elderly parents need to downsize, it can be an ordeal for the whole family. Penny Kitchen talks to a woman who knows how to help from first-hand experience. Amanda Fyfe was a successful businesswoman with a young family when she realised that her parents, aged 75 and 85, needed …

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Moorlands Lodge

   Moorlands Lodge, Hindhead Surrey.  The first time I ever visited Moorlands lodge I knew there was something special about this place. They always say it take 15 seconds for you to make a first impression. Moorlands lodge did that! I had arrived slightly early, so I was sat in …

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Senior Living

Phil Kemp visits two providers of care for seniors and meets those committed to their well-being. When I was invited to visit two residential care homes over the Christmas period, I must be honest and confess that I had mixed feelings, given that I have had family and friends in …

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Security & Peace of Mind

Most people hope that their estate will pass on to their children and grandchildren eventually. But this will not happen for many, unless careful arrangements have been made to protect their assets from being taken towards the end of their life to pay for care home fees. The solution to …

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Planning for Care Fees in later life

One of the biggest challenges of the 21st century is Britain’s ageing population. Improvements in health, diet and preventative care mean we are living for longer. In 2012, the number of over 65’s in the UK surpassed 10 million for the first time. The ‘oldest old’, which describes those aged …

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How to stay independent in later life

Carol Martin talks to people making different choices about how they live as they get older Eighty-year-old Keith Swindells leads a very full life. A keen walker, he can take the disused railway either way to Guildford or Cranleigh from his rented flat in Bramley. Books line his lounge so …

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