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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A monumental challenge: Hospice appeals for community’s help

Giles Tomsett is Chief Executive at St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley. He wanted to share this moving message with you all. “Dear reader, I hope that you and your family and friends have been keeping safe and well through this very difficult time. This pandemic isn’t something any of us …

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Still Outstanding 25 Years Later

On Tuesday 7th January 2020, Oak Lodge care home celebrated their 25th Anniversary and Outstanding CQC rating with a large party attended by many across the Basingstoke community. To celebrate 25 years of caring, Oak Lodge hosted a day of entertainment, which included a photo slideshow of memories made at …

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Award Winning Dementia Care Home in Camberley

Holly Lodge, a private care home in Frimley Green specialising in Dementia Care, was announced as a winner at the prestigious national Caring UK Awards. Holly Lodge is delighted to have won the 2019 Excellence and Innovation in Dementia Care Award at the national Caring UK event hosted on Friday …

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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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Watson Thomas – A modern law firm

It was with great excitement we announced the opening of our new Guildford Office at the beginning of January.   When we first established Watson Thomas in 2013, we could only hope that others would share in our vision of a modern family law firm, which strives to offer a clear …

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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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