905, 2019

Run, walk or push against dementia

This coming Sunday, Barbara & Keith will be taking part in the Run, walk, push against dementia in Knole Park, Sevenoaks.

All the money we raise will help the Sevenoaks Area Dementia Friendly Community Forum support local people who are living with dementia.

Funding from the 2017/18 events helped to set up Forget-Me-Not Cafés, a Forget-Me-Notes Singing […]

2404, 2019

Dementia Action Week – 20 – 26 May

From Monday 20 May to Sunday 26 May, it’s Dementia Action Week – a week that unites individuals, workplaces and communities to take action and improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Almost all of us know someone affected by dementia.

Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia. This means almost all of us […]

1303, 2019

Befriending Service Coffee Morning

West Kent Befriending Service Coffee Morning held at Harpers coffee shop in Maidstone on Monday 11 March 2019.

This coffee morning is held by West Kent Befriending Service on a monthly basis for the Seniors in the Maidstone area. Barbara went along to represent Seniors Helping Seniors and was amazed to see about 30 people having […]

103, 2019

Tonbridge networking event creates interest

Tonbridge Networking at the Old Fire station on Tuesday 12 February 2019

 

Keith and I attended a really great evening at the Old Fire Station in Tonbridge which was hosted by Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council.

We met some very interesting people including Nicolas Heslop the Leader of the Council who has very kindly said he will […]

2702, 2019

We become Dementia friends today!

This morning Directors and Management from Seniors Helping Seniors – Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & West Malling attended a session at Baycroft House Residential Home in Orpington, Kent and signed up to become Dementia Friends. 

Despite having had family members who suffered with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia, we were surprised how much we learnt that will help us […]

1601, 2019

Spike Mat: Trying out well-being products

Spike Mats are popular in Scandinavia
A few years ago Christian and I tried to introduce a product that was popular in Scandinavia to UK. You may have heard of the spike mat? It’s popular in Scandinavia – every family has a spike mat and were keen to share the hygge lifestyle.

Ever the early adopters, Christian and started […]

2112, 2018

In praise of Great Customer Service

In praise of Great Customer Service E Hedgers the family butchers
Hedgers the local butcher
Proud Partners Bob Charman and Shane Foster make up the three Butchers of Hedgers with Mike Gudgin. Between them they can attest to 93 years of outstanding butchery. Harold Welch’s (the original Hedger) lads started aged 16 and Hedgers celebrate its centenary soon.
What they […]

712, 2018

Have you ever thought about help over Christmas?

Getting help: First congratulate yourself for having the thought!
The last thing you need is to drive yourself over the edge or
risk accidents this Christmas.
We asked our families and experts what they worry about most so we could provide a few tips on what can help most.
Getting help with Routines:
Christmas is about spending time with loved […]

2609, 2018

National Fitness Day 2018

On National Fitness Day 2018,  Seniors Helping Seniors®  celebrated #FitnessDayUK with a profile on this amazing lady.

Carer Colin cycles to her house first thing and they share a couple of hours together. General tasks in the house and garden are followed by a good walk most days.

National Fitness Day is run by UK Active and “the […]

2307, 2018

Dehydration problems as we age

Have you noticed there’s lots more Ambulances flying about? Dehydration is adding to the call outs.

An Amber weather warning has already been issued for some areas of the country and people need to take action everywhere.

Our carers are focussed on all the hot weather issues and we wanted to share a few tips because older […]