Why is staying healthy in retirement so important?
In the UK, the average age to retire is 61.5 years, and the average life expectancy is 81. This means that you have around 20 years to enjoy retirement. But, staying healthy in our later years is a crucial component to living that long and fulfilling retirement you had planned and visualised.
Should I get a dog in retirement? (3 reasons why the answer is YES!)
Should I get a dog in retirement? Maybe a question many of you have asked yourselves after leaving full time work for good. Our answer? YES. The joy animals can bring to somebody’s world is infinite, but I’ll let the list of benefits below do the talking…
Living well with dementia – Why a diagnosis doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying life
A dementia diagnosis doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying life. Whether you have dementia yourself or you are caring for someone with dementia, there are many things you can do to make life easier. We’ve compiled some of the best advice out there to help you to live well with dementia.
The Kickstart Government Scheme: Jade Wilson
Interested in finding employment at ExtraCare through the Kickstart Government Scheme? The Kickstart Scheme makes up part of the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’ skills and employment programmes, which also include Apprenticeships, T Levels and Traineeships.
Home technology: How retirement villages in the UK are welcoming the digital age with open arms
#NationalTechnologyDay: Importance of adapting to new technology
Importance of a positive approach to ageing (self-fulfilling prophecy explained)
Dr Michael Roberts is ExtraCare’s Engaged Lives Project Officer, working within the Engaged Lives project to build community in our villages. Here, Michael introduces the Positive Ageing movement and outlines what ExtraCare is doing to promote its key messages.
Sway slightly from tradition: 5 easy and delicious Christmas recipes
I don’t know about you, but my first thought when I hear the word ‘Christmas’ is food! And drinks, presents, family time, parties…but ultimately FOOD is on the brain. Now is the time to indulge, so we’ve selected our top five festive recipes that sway just a little from tradition. Let us know what you think!
Should you downsize in retirement?
Many of us have and will spend years and years working tirelessly and investing much of our hard earnings on the big family home, where children are raised, and memories are made. However, when we get to retirement age, the once upon a time big achievement, often turns into a burden. The financial and physical strain to maintain the home such as cleaning, council tax, heating bills, the garden, general household repairs, the list goes on…
Exploiting Technology In Delivering Evidence-Based Care Improvements
As a charity that exists to create better lives for older people, we take pride in providing exceptional care for those residents who need it. Our dedicated staff team deliver daily care to as many as 750 residents across our 21 locations. We have been working with RGS Care since 2018, but since the pandemic we have witnessed a growing momentum in the adoption of technology across our locations. RGS Care sensors enable our care provision to go above and beyond.
National Volunteer Week 2021 – Elaine Ashraf
laine Ashraf, aged 76, volunteers at the reception desk at Hagley Road Village and supports the Reminiscing Group.
National Volunteer Week – Siana Sahota
Siana Sahota, aged 22, has been volunteering with ExtraCare as a befriender since September 2020.