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The most useful apps for the elderly

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Smartphones have truly taken over, and although though the younger generation has grasped them, some of us still haven’t. However, they can be a great tool for your lifestyle, for helping out with big and small tasks and a great way of staying in touch with family and friends too. Here is a list of the useful apps that you should know about.

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Your guide to an accessible workout

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Getting fit can be a struggle for anybody, but it gets even more difficult when you are challenged by your mobility. There are hundreds of diet and exercise tips floating around however, there are much fewer resources out there for advice on accessible workouts. With that in mind, this article will be a good starting point for information about accessible workouts and exercises.

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How to avoid loneliness in older age

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Loneliness can impact us all, and most of us that are honest with ourselves will admit to having suffered from it at one point or another. Loneliness is also particularly prevalent in the older population, turning what should be the golden years of one’s life into something far more morose.

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How to beat the winter blues

Elderly couple

Winter can be a difficult time, particularly for those with limited mobility. With fewer hours of daylight and plummeting temperatures, it’s often a struggle to find the motivation to spend time outdoors, which can have a negative impact on many areas of your life.

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Things to look forward to in 2018

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As we spend so much time getting excited about Christmas, going into the New Year can be somewhat underwhelming.

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Best accessible Christmas pantomimes 2017

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No Christmas would be complete without a festive pantomime! This year, performances including Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, Dick Whittington and Peter Pan will be taking over theatres across the UK.

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History of the mobility scooter

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Mobility scooters have transformed the lives of the elderly and disabled. While wheelchairs have helped to mobilise people since their introduction in the 1780s, scooters undoubtedly gave many their independence.

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Accessible farmers’ markets

Farmers’ markets are great fun, whether you are just browsing the local produce or looking to support businesses by getting a weekly shop. Often taking place in the heart of towns and villages, the markets can sometimes have constraints with accessibility. Narrow streets and cobbled stone paths are not the friendliest for those with limited mobility, especially if you have to navigate them on a motorised mobility scooter. Some markets have made great efforts to make their events inclusive, so come rain or shine, everyone can attend.
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Accessible festivals for mobility scooter users

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Mobility problems shouldn’t stop you from doing what you love, whether it be travelling the world, being creative or visiting a music festival.

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One in four Brits avoids conversation with disabled people

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One in four people admit they have avoided conversations with disabled people, according to research.

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