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Discover the latest news and views on age and ageing – from analysis of what's hitting the headlines, to the big issues affecting older people.

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Cat cafe


Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and a local cafe are providing older people with access to furry friends.

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The David Hobman Lecture 2019

Big issues

This year's lecture saw Professor Andrew Steptoe examine the positives and negatives affecting the future of ageing.

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Dementia-friendly communities

Big issues

Recent research is helping staff at local Age UKs with the creation of dementia-friendly communities.

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Postcards of Kindness


Postcards of Kindness encourages people to send postcards to residents in care homes. Here's why it's a lovely idea.

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Last updated: Sep 23 2019

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