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Following a very brief spell of training two teams of employees and friends of Campbell Utilities participated in the 2014 Belfast City Marathon Relay Event. The group of ten braved the elements ...
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The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is seeking applications for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting in February 2015. MNARS is an international graduate program launched by the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging). The program focuses on topics of aging...
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If you want a tasty bite to eat which will be quite economic for your family or if you're entertaining friends, why not try a stirfry? What you'll need...your trusty frying pan. a wok. several plates. wooden spoon and spatula/ spatulas. Ingredients: some meat - your choice - pork is nice with a...
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The FIFA World Cup is almost upon us and excitement is building. read more
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Co-founder of satirical magazine considered himself 'too old' to attend disciplinary meeting Richard Ingrams has resigned as editor of the Oldie, the magazine which he co-founded in 1992, after what he said had been a long-running dispute with its publisher. The journalist, 76, said that he had...
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Cities and localism have a crucial part to play in achieving prosperity in the UK, says Julia Unwin. Every time I hear a news report that says the economy has grown again, I wonder what that means for the people who are unable to secure a job. What reassurance is it to those who are falling behind...
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A ROI survey of nursing homes shows a significant under supply in the provision of specialist care for people with dementia in areas where demand will be significant in the future. The survey carried out by the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre (DSIDC) also found that private...
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Older people who undertake at least 25 minutes of moderate or vigorous exercise everyday need fewer prescriptions and are less likely to be admitted to hospital in an emergency, new research from the University of Bristol has revealed. The findings, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reinforce the...
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Older adults could enhance the quality of their lives and delay their risk of developing major disabilities by simply going for a 20-minute walk every day, according to The Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) Study (US). Mobility is the ability to walk unaided. Reduced...
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Britain has become “too busy” to find time for older people, the presenter and campaigner Esther Rantzen has claimed. She said more than 100,000 calls have been received by The Silver Line helpline, which she set up six months ago. Read more here.
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The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety today published the March 2014 Northern Ireland Waiting List Statistics Releases.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has today welcomed the publication of the Patient and Client Council’s ‘Access to GP Practices Report’.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots today officially launched the Northern Ireland Regional Emergency Social Work Service.
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Reading is fun! These days, there are more and more opportunities to read 'on line' or with the help of a kindle.Still, sometimes it's nice to be old fashioned and either buy a book or go to the library. There's plenty more for everyone in the local libraries. 'Knit and natter' for people with some...
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A new report launched today, The Denial of NHS Continuing Healthcare in Northern Ireland by Age NI outlines how older people in Northern Ireland are being denied access to assessments for NHS funde...
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With almost a third of people in Britain admitting they are racist, prejudice is compounding poverty, says Helen Barnard. According to the British Social Attitudes Survey , 30% of people in Britain admit, in a face-to-face interview, that they are a little or very prejudiced against people of other...
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Helping elderly people to use the internet is a good idea. But let's not mistake broadband connections for social ones In the UK, four out of 10 over-65s do not have internet access. At a time when so much of our lives is conducted online the payment of bills, access to information that should be a...
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A new revised cardiovascular framework that sets out the standards of care that patients, clients, carers and families can expect to receive has been launched by Health Minister Edwin Poots in a written statement to the NI Assembly.
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Scotland's population is changing as the number of people from ethnic minority groups continues to grow, says Aleks Collingwood. A sixth of Scottish households containing two or more people have more than one ethnicity represented, according to research published today on census data. The largest...
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Communities must get ready to provide a supportive and playful lifestyle for the millions more people set to live into old age Bang on time for the start of a new council cycle, a detailed 58-page report will next month set out the degree to which local neighbourhoods must adapt if they are to meet...

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