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yesterday at 17:57. Facebook
It’s a very special week for Alf and Islay Dowell, who are celebrating 60 years of marriage.

When they got married in January 1957, Harold Macmillan was Prime Minister, it was the middle of the Suez Crisis and the Queen had been on the throne for less than five years.

The couple met in Weymouth, where Islay worked as a theatre attendant. Alf was in the Merchant Navy before becoming an...
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yesterday at 14:30. Facebook
We're overwhelmed by the support we've been getting from Morrisons colleagues up and down the UK for us to become their new charity partner!

People who work at Morrisons can still vote for their next charity partner and we'd be so grateful if they voted for Age UK.

Please share this post and ask anyone you know who works for Morrisons to vote for Age UK!
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yesterday at 13:04. Facebook
The odd gin and tonic is the secret to long life, according to Ethel Short. She can’t be wrong - it’s her 100th birthday!

Ethel was joined by all her family and friends for a party in North Shields to celebrate becoming a centenarian. She met her husband Daniel, who was a painter and decorator, at 17 and she now has two great-grandchildren.

As well as a cold G&T, Ethel says staying active...
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01/17/2017 at 18:26. Facebook
Our friend and supporter Dame Barbara Windsor sent us this lovely message today to pass on to everyone at Morrisons.

"From the bottom of my heart, please Morrisons staff vote for the older people you love, vote Age UK."

The vote for Morrisons next charity partner is now open! Please share this video and help us reach as many people who work at Morrisons as possible.

If we win, a...
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01/17/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Althea Martin, described by her friends and family as 'delightful, positive and beautiful', celebrated her 100th birthday this week!

Althea marked her big day with a party at her care home in Denham. Speaking about turning 100, Althea, who is the first in her family to have reached the milestone, said she felt “wonderful”, with staff saying she took “great delight” in showing her birthday...
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01/16/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Britain's oldest living Olympian Bill Lucas is celebrating his 100th birthday today!

Bill competed at the 1948 London Olympic Games in the 5,000m track event. Bill says that fighting in the Second World War cost him an Olympic medal.

"I spent six years in the service and I had done very little training and I'd missed 1940 and 1944, where I might well have got a medal or something like...
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01/16/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Right now, Morrisons staff are voting for their new charity partner and we're really hoping it will be us!

Age UK are in the final two and every person who works for Morrisons has a vote. For thousands of older people a chat at the supermarket checkout is the only conversation they’ll have all week.

We are desperate to change this and a partnership with Morrisons could do just that....
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01/15/2017 at 12:39. Facebook
When they say 'the Bee Lady' they actually mean Jean 'the Bee Lady' Bishop and when they say 'for charity' they mean Age UK.

Jean is a total hero of ours. ❤
Age UK
01/13/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Happy 100th birthday to Mary Pedley who marked the day surrounded by 4 generations of her family!

Mary was born in 1917 and spent all 39 years of her married life living in Witchford, where she had eight children and enjoyed spending time with her 17 grandchildren.

Her daughter, Glen Platt, said, “The party was a great success.

“I think she was a little overwhelmed at the beginning and...
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01/13/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Trudy, 97, and Barclay Patoir, 96, who was an apprentice engineer in British Guiana, met when he was put to work at a factory in Speke, Merseyside. #Lovelaterlife

Couple who faced racism celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary - BBC News

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01/12/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
Happy 100th birthday to Bessie Horne who has never left the Isle of Man in her lifetime saying "Why go? Everything I've ever wanted is right here!"

Great-great-grandmother Bessie celebrated her big day with five generations of her family. Her son Mike said, “She’s never left the island. It’s nice that she could reach that level of contentment.”

Bessie's care home manager John said, “It was...
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01/12/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
72-year-old female rally-driver Bron Burrell is coming out of retirement to drive the original car which she competed in during the 1970 World Rally Cup!

Bron, along with her friends Tish and Tina, took part in the Rally from London to Mexico to mark the start of the Football World Cup. The rally crossed 16,173 miles and 25 countries in 24 days.

Now 47 years later, the original car nicknamed...
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01/12/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
There's a fair amount of wintry weather around the UK at the moment. Please take the time to make sure older family and friends are warm and well.

With temperatures expected to drop below 2°C and snow forecast for most areas of the UK, it is important we're keeping warm.

For tips on how to keep warm and the ideal temperature your house should be visit our website: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Please...
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01/11/2017. Facebook
'Absolutely fabulous' Kit Devan celebrated her 100th birthday this weekend!

Kit, who lives in a care home in Watford, spent her special day with her son Jim, friends and other residents. As an extra birthday treat, Kit's care home are organising an orchestra to visit the home to play some of Kit's favourite songs.

Kit's friend Kirsty said, "She got her letter from the Queen and she’s over...
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01/11/2017. Facebook
Join the campaign to let 87-year-old Bob keep his dog!

Bob's dog has been his only companion for the last two years since the passing of his wife. Now his care home have announced pets will no longer be allowed to live there and Bob is in danger of losing his friend.

A petition and JustGiving page have been set up to prevent the pair from being split up. The fundraiser hopes to raise enough...
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01/11/2017. Facebook
A new report from Age UK and the AARP has found that in order to maintain a healthy brain, we must make it a priority to get the required amount of sleep in later life.

Feeling sluggish and under the weather is a common experience if we don’t sleep well, but there is less awareness of the fact that those of us who have inadequate sleep on a regular basis are at higher risk of heart disease,...
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01/10/2017. Facebook
Friends of Dorothy Bowler gathered together to help Dorothy celebrate her 100th birthday!

The former World War Two munitions worker marked her birthday with a party complete with two cakes. Dorothy was joined by many members of her family including her goddaughter Jillian.

Jillian said, "There were quite a lot of people whom she was delighted to see. It was rather special. She is a lovely...
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01/10/2017. Facebook
We thought we'd share this lovely letter we received from a ten year-old supporter of ours.

Thank you for the support. #Lovelaterlife
Age UK
01/09/2017. Facebook
Happy 70th wedding anniversary to Roy and Joy Thomas!

The couple celebrated 70 years as husband and wife earlier this week at their home in Maidenhead with more than 20 members of their family.

Asked what the secret of so many happy decades together was, 90-year-old Joy was unable to pin down anything in particular, admitting that the significance of the landmark achievement had only...
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01/09/2017. Facebook
Ursula Shepherd is learning to read at the age of 86. #Lovelaterlife

Ursula Shepherd is learning to read at the age of 86 - BBC News

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