“We are here for you day or night” – Marcus Trescothick introduces a short video about the emotional support offered through Mindline

Marcus Trescothick introduces this short video about how the NHS, Somerset County Council and local charities (including Age UK Somerset) have come together to give emotional support and counselling and someone to talk to if you are feeling isolated or …

Scam Alert – Calls about face masks

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Trading Standards have just informed us of a scam related to face masks. In the latest scam, people receive calls informing them that wearing a mask while outdoors is obligatory, with the endgame being selling overpriced masks to the unaware. …

Happy Birthday Captain Tom Moore!

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We held a Zoom meeting today so we could record a message to mark the 100th birthday of the awe-inspiring Captain Tom Moore. He may have raised an astounding £30 million for the NHS but his impact on the nation …

Arthritis Action – info & contact details

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We are all spending more time at home than we might like, so staying physically active and mentally well are now more important than ever. At Arthritis Action, we are keen to ensure everyone living with arthritis sustains their healthy …

Friends Against Scams

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National Trading Standards are encouraging people to protect their neighbours by joining Friends Against Scams, which provides free online training to empower people to take a stand against scams. To complete the introductory 20-minute online course that gives a good …

8 Tips for Relaxation from Mind

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A video from Mind, the Mental Health Charity with tips on relaxing to look after yourself. “Exploring relaxation can help you look after your wellbeing when you’re feeling stressed or busy. Have a look at these tips and ideas to …

Prizes for creative over 70s!

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King Lear Prizes are “The new national literary and creative arts prizes for ordinary people who are stuck at home because of Coronavirus. Due to the current Coronavirus outbreak across the world, many people in the UK are staying at …

Maintaining Independence: Gardening

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Interesting article from Age Co with tips on how to stay independent in the garden, low maintenance planting and weeding and how you can keep yourself safe and well. Gardening is a pastime which many of us cherish. It can …