Age UK
03/26/2017 at 08:22. Facebook
Don't forget the clocks have changed! We've gone forward by one hour. Please share this post and remind your friends and family. :)
Age UK
03/25/2017 at 16:29. Facebook
In case you missed it, here's our favourite story of the past week: 87-year old Pat Adams got the best birthday present she could ever wish for when her favourite actor Hollywood superstar George Clooney turned up at her party!

Pat had mentioned every day how much she would like to meet George for her birthday and, as he lives near Pat's care home in Berkshire, staff decided to send him a...
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Age UK
03/24/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
One of Northern Ireland's oldest men, John McGeown, celebrated his 103rd birthday by enjoying his favourite meal of fish and chips.

John puts his longevity down to his clean living and spent the day with his family on a bus tour of Belfast with his family.

After his fish and chips, John was given a huge 3-piece birthday cake topped with a hammer, a piece of chalk and pliers all made of icing...
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03/24/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
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03/23/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Happy 70th wedding anniversary to wartime sweethearts John and Ivy Thornton!

They met in 1941 but lost contact when John went off to fight in World War Two. When he returned the pair found each other again and rekindled their love.

John said, β€œWe’ve just loved each other all these years and that’s the main thing really.

β€œA happy family life together has been key and we have a wonderful...
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Age UK
03/23/2017 at 13:02. Facebook
Ever wondered how knitting those little hats for Age UK makes such a big difference?
Help us reach our target of 2 million hats by knitting us a hat or two! [ Bit.ly Link ]
Age UK
03/22/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Family and friends travelled from all over the country to celebrate the 100th birthday of beloved Irene Adey!

Irene was joined by more than 70 members of her extended family to mark her big day. Her family had arranged for her to be picked up in a limo and driven to her party in Gloucester.

β€œI can’t quite believe I’ve made it to 100 – but hopefully I got many more years in me yet.

β€œI was...
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Age UK
03/22/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
We're launching our Spirit of Age Awards! The awards aim to celebrate the dedication of those who go above and beyond to help older people.

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to support an older person? An unsung later life hero? An inspiring Age UK volunteer? A community group that's made a difference?

Now is your time to nominate them for a Spirit of Age Award! Find out...
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Spirit of Age Awards 2017 | Age UK

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Age UK
03/21/2017. Facebook
87-year old Pat Adams got the best birthday present she could ever wish for when her favourite actor Hollywood superstar George Clooney turned up at her party!

Pat had mentioned every day how much she would like to meet George for her birthday and, as he lives near Pat's care home in Berkshire, staff decided to send him a letter inviting him to Pat's party.

Then totally out of the blue,...
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Age UK
03/21/2017. Facebook
Over the next month, the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness is focusing on what we can all do to help older people. We're asking the public, and government, to understand that loneliness in later life is not inevitable and to take action to help older people across the UK. You can find out more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Our survey with Gransnet shows that over half of users say they have never...
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Age UK
03/20/2017. Facebook
Happy 70th wedding anniversary to Tony and Jean Simons!

The happy couple, who live in Chippenham, met at a dance in 1946 when Jean's friends were late so she ended up talking to Tony.

"It doesn't seem like 70 years ago and I don't think you even think about it when you get married. We went to the same school but we'd never met.

"One thing I think we've both had over the years is a good...
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Age UK
03/20/2017. Facebook
We'd like to wish the Forces' Sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn, a very happy 100th birthday!

Dame Vera's milestone occasion will be marked by her image being projected onto the white cliffs of Dover today.

Dame Vera said, "It is an unprecedented honour to have my birthday marked in such a beautiful way and I am truly thrilled by this wonderful gesture.

"I will be thinking of all our brave boys...
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Age UK
03/19/2017. Facebook
Happy 100th birthday to veteran Richard Brown who survived World War Two without a scratch!

Richard joined the Territorial Army in 1932, aged just 17 stating he only signed up to have something to do in the evenings. He went on to have an extensive military career taking part in the D-Day Landings.

β€œIt wasn’t scary. It was just one of those things. We never retreated, we never felt...
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Age UK
03/18/2017. Facebook
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Age UK
03/17/2017. Facebook
Connie Day was overwhelmed with her surprise 100th birthday party!

Connie went down to her local coffee morning and was surprised with a huge birthday banner and all of her friends inside waiting for her. What made her smile even wider was being sung 'Happy Birthday' by the children from the local pre-school.

On turning 100, Connie said, "I never thought I'd get to be this age but then it...
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Age UK
03/16/2017. Facebook
Happy 100th birthday to Thora Bond who has overcome the Blitz, TB and cancer during her life!

Sheffield born and bred, Thora spent much of her life as a seamstress marrying her late husband Tommy early in life. Thora survived TB as a child and breast cancer in her early 20s.

Asked the secret to her longevity, she says 'I have no idea really', though staying active, not smoking and only...
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Age UK
03/16/2017. Facebook
The new Β£1 coin comes into circulation this month, signalling the beginning of the end for the round pound, which will be completely phased out by 15 October.

If you're struggling to make heads or tails of the change, the BBC have written a handy guide on what you need to know, including what to do with your old coins and what it means for those supermarket trolley key fobs.

New Β£1 coin: What do you need to know about the end of the round pound? - BBC News

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Age UK
03/15/2017. Facebook
Age UK
03/15/2017. Facebook
Happy 100th birthday to Mary McLean!

Mary, who was born in Alexandria, marked her big day with a special family meal at a local restaurant before continuing the celebrations at home with her great-niece Helen.

Mary worked most of her life starting her first job aged just 14 when she became a housekeeper. Later, Mary worked in a Torpedo factory during World War Two and then at a distillery in...
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Age UK
03/15/2017. Facebook
Happy 103rd birthday to Ida Parkin!

Ida celebrated her big day yesterday surrounded by her family and friends, and a lot of cake, at her care home in Dereham.

Born in Lancashire in 1914, she followed in her parents’ footsteps and spent much of her life working in the cotton mills. One of her most treasured memories is from 1931 when Mahatma Ghandi visited the Lancashire mills to see the...
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