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Over 55’s Advice and Information Fair – Oct 25th in Snodland

Come and see us at the Over 55’s Advice & Information Fair.

Tracey Crouch MP presents an Over 55’s Advice & Information Fair with over 60 varied stalls including Seniors Helping Seniors at Holmesdale School, Malling Road, Snodland, Kent ME6 5HS.

There is free parking and the venue is on the 71 and 155 bus routes if […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elderly Malnutrition

Malnutrition in the elderly is more common than you may think.

The Malnutrition Task Force is an independent group of experts across health, social care and local government united to address avoidable and preventable malnutrition in older people. We have started to work together because we see how dangerous a poor diet is for elderly people and most […]

John’s campaign and Seniors Helping Seniors®

Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones founded John’s campaign 30th November 2014 and it affects over 850,000 people living with dementia in UK.
250 hospitals in UK have pledged to welcome carers of people with dementia whenever the patient needs them but that is far from the nationwide right it should be .  NHS England has made […]

Pressure sores

Pressure sores
Having seen pressure sores at close quarters I won’t shock you with a picture of them. Instead I have chosen to share the image above showing areas of the body vulnerable to developing them.

What is a pressure sore?  

Pressure sores, pressure  ulcers or bedsores are the names given to an injury that breaks down the skin and […]

Slow cooked Minestrone Soup

This is a wonderful home cooked soup. So good for you and so tasty. It’s another perfect recipe for the slow cooker. This recipe will make 4-6 servings and it is suitable to re-heat once, so reduce the ingredients rather than waste.

It is a very forgiving recipe so you can change it to suit your […]

Slow cooked Lancashire Hot Pot

 

Ingredients

750g boneless leg of lamb, diced (1.5 to 2lbs)
50g plain flour (2 ounces)
2 onions, sliced
2 sticks celery, sliced
1 carrot, cubed
100g swede, cubed (3 ounces)
30ml dry sherry (1.5 tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon prepared English mustard
1 large pinch ground nutmeg
3 bay leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
400ml beef stock (3/4 pint)
3 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, […]

Believe in the power of food

Home cooked meals help the elderly
The whole mealtime experience is one of the most important contributions to an elderly person’s health and happiness.

Gone off food? Can’t be bothered? Eating badly? Has someone said the kitchen is not a safe place anymore? 

There is no need to give up.  Firstly we recommend slow cookers because they are […]

Post Office Card Account

by CARON on FEBRUARY 6, 2016

The Post Office Card Account to remain until 2021
Two million people per week collect their pension using this card, yet did you know this service was due to cease in March 2015 ?

Now, thanks to a new deal struck with the Post Office, people will be able to continue using this service until 2021. […]