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It’s hard to balance the demands of everyday life with looking out for ageing family and friends. Yet more and more of us are trying to do just that.

When They Get Older is here to help. We’re sharing tips and experiences to give you support as you support your older relatives. Health and wealth, pastimes and pleasures, challenges and relationships – we talk about them all here.

 

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Benefits of language learning for older people

5 Great Benefits of Learning a Second Language at an Older Age

Learning is a natural part of life, no matter how old we are. According to recent statistics, 17% of UK’s 55-64-year-olds and 5% of 65+-year-olds have taken up online courses and learning during 2020. With the global pandemic still looming in our collective consciousness, learning a second language has become a worthwhile goal for many. […]

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Latest news for seniors and families April 2021

Latest news and advice includes: Deferring pensions and long-overdue married women’s state pension Covid-19 testing and vaccinations Latest Coronavirus roadmap steps for care homes Palliative care failings Dementia and processed meats Household bill increases Tech divide The state of social care   Pensions Deferring taking your state pension could give you significantly higher income in […]

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