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yesterday at 17:03. Facebook
Great grandmother Nancy Watson marked her 100th birthday by riding a motorbike for the first time!

Nancy's next door neighbour Tim Sizer promised Nancy that for her big day he'd take her for a spin on his bike.

Nancy said, "To tell the truth I was scared stiff!

"But if you always keep a smile on your face, you'll never go wrong.

"I always promised I would ride the motorbike but, to be...
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yesterday at 13:00. Facebook
Did you know in 2015/16, we produced more pages of advice to help older people than there are in War & Peace. But don't worry, it won't take you 32 hours to read our useful information and advice - it's split in 41 handy guides.

Come and find how we can help you and your family: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Age UK
02/21/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Do you or a loved one need help? Our free Advice Line is open 365 days a year and we can help with everything from adapting your home to writing a will: [ Bit.ly Link ]

You can call our Advice Line on: 0800 678 1174.
Age UK
02/20/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
World War Two Veteran Doug Cunningham fulfilled his wartime wish of celebrating his 100th birthday surrounded by 100 women!

At the start of World War Two Doug had promised his troops that if he lived to 100 he would host a huge party to celebrate. His friends and family helped his wish come true as he marked the big day.

Doug says he has a simple mantra which he lives by,

"Enjoy life, use...
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02/20/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
If you’re buying or donating items to our shops, you're helping Age UK support older people in your community. Find your nearest shop on our website:[ Bit.ly Link ] #AgeUKnow
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02/20/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
92-year-old grandmother May Smith was over the moon to be her granddaughter's bridesmaid at her wedding!

Amanda Scott and her grandmother May have an incredibly strong relationship and so when it came to her wedding Amanda didn't have a second thought in having May as bridesmaid.

"Out of everyone, she was the best of my bridesmaids! She’s just a breath of fresh air in my life. She’s my best...
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02/19/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
A very happy 100th birthday to George Bannatyne!

George, who lives in Hamilton, was joined by many of his friends and family members to celebrate at his care home. George's daughter Evelyn said,

"His hobbies were long, long walks. He also enjoyed outdoor and indoor bowls and as a younger man he played golf.

β€œHe didn’t smoke, he drank little and exercised lots and still eats lots of...
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02/18/2017 at 13:20. Facebook
Great to see Burnley Football Club have a group of older fans as mascots for their FA Cup game today! ⚽

#Lovelaterlife

Burnley: Elderly mascots to walk out with players for FA Cup game against Lincoln

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Age UK
02/17/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Our feel good Friday this week comes from 92-year-old Nicky Cornish with his wonderful outlook on life.

"My motto is 'Keep doing anything you are able to do!'

"It came back to me recently because somebody saw me putting on my socks standing up after swimming in the sea. The person was worried that I'd fall. You see, I'm 92 years of age, and I always put them on that way. I'm not planning to...
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02/17/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day and we want to hear from you! What acts of kindness have you done or had done to you? Let us know in the comments below.

Sometimes it's the smallest of things that can make our day. We've put together some ideas for small acts of kindness that could make a difference for an older person:

#Lovelaterlife
Age UK
02/16/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
George and Joyce Young celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this week with a surprise party!

94-year-old George and 92-year-old Joyce were delighted when their friends and family turned up at their care home in Reading to mark their special day.

Joyce said, "It was a lovely party! We weren't aware of what was happening. We didn't know that all the family were going to be there it was...
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02/16/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
A very happy 90th birthday to BBC EastEnders star June Brown. Someone who certainly embodies our #Lovelaterlife mantra!
Age UK
02/16/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
A new Age UK report has found that hundreds of thousands of older people struggle to get by with little or no care because of cuts to care.

The state of Health and Care report by Age UK out today said some people could not even wash, dress or feed themselves and yet were being left to fend for themselves by councils.

Age UK warned that the whole system was close to collapse in some areas...
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Age UK
02/15/2017. Facebook
Happy 106th birthday to Betty Shimeld who celebrated with a tumbler of whisky that she says has been keeping her in good health since her early twenties!

Betty, who lives in Mansfield in Notts, said of her whisky drinking,

"I know people are always being warned about drinking too much, but a moderate glass every once in a while is definitely good for you.

"My secret to a long life is to...
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02/15/2017. Facebook
Lydia Johannessen celebrated her 100th birthday this week by sipping champagne for the first time ever!

The friends and family of grandmother Lydia came together to help her mark the special occasion with a meal followed by a party. It was at the party Lydia had her first glass of champagne - "I loved it!" was her response.

Her grandson, Chris said, β€œThe card from the Queen meant the world...
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Age UK
02/15/2017. Facebook
100 year old former RAF pilot Ray Roberts has flown in a Spitfire to mark the centenary of the famous wartime airbase Biggin Hill.

Ray was a passenger in the twin-seat as part of a day of celebrations. Biggin Hill played a pivotal role in the Battle of Britain when it served as one of the principal fighter bases.

Ray's daughter Lyndi said, "Dad was both amazed and delighted to be given this...
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Age UK
02/14/2017. Facebook
We asked you how you met your loved one and these are some of our favourites.

Enjoy and happy Valentine's Day. #Lovelaterlife
Age UK
02/14/2017. Facebook
Age UK
02/14/2017. Facebook
As it's Valentine's Day, we thought we'd share this lovely story of Nicky getting married in her grandmother's care home.

Grandma Jean was unable to make her granddaughter Nicky's wedding, so Nicky took the wedding to her!

85-year-old Jean was sadly diagnosed with dementia three years ago. With that her health was not good enough to allow her to attend her granddaughter's wedding in London...
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02/14/2017. Facebook
Roses are red, Violets are blue, send us your #BigKnit hats and we'll love you! #Valentines

Delighted to announce that the deadline for sending in your Big Knit hats has been extended until the 31st July so there's still plenty of time to get knitting! [ Bit.ly Link ]