Knowsley Older People's Voice

Archive for December, 2013

Don’t miss BBC lectures on ageing, 28-30 December

The topic of this year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, shown on BBC4 28-30 December, will be ‘How we age’ Started by Michael Faraday in 1825, and now broadcast on national television every…

Text Santa 2013 raises a whopping £4.2m!

ITV thanks Text Santa viewers for generous donations in support of UK charities, including Age UK. ITV has said a big ‘thank you’ to millions of viewers who watched Friday’s 3-hour Text Santa live…

Project set to tackle malnutrition

Malnourishment among the older population is to be confronted head on by a new government-funded venture. The Malnutrition Prevention Project aims to increase diagnosis and treatment of malnutritio…

Festive opening hours

If you need to get in touch with the council over the festive period, please be advised that opening times and days will vary due to bank holidays etc.

Health advice to help you through the winter months

Residents are reminded of a number of agencies who can help them stay healthy and through the winter months

There’s still time to sign up for ‘Dry January’

There’s still time to sign up for ‘Dry January’

Hospital food approach ‘not working’

Some hospital food is so unhealthy that it wouldn’t even be served up in prisons, a campaigner has said. Katharine Jenner, chairwoman of the Campaign for Better Hospital Food, claims the Government…

Sir Cliff fears today’s singers don’t get same support

Sir Cliff Richard has praised today’s musicians but fears they lack the support he had as a fledgling star. In an interview with The Wireless , Age UK’s radio station, Sir Cliff also expressed…

Knowsley launches campaign to highlight domestic abuse

The Safer Knowsley Partnership is highlighting the issue of domestic abuse over the festive period.

Stress gene link to heart attack risk

Beating stress has long been associated with living longer, but now new research suggests why. US scientists have associated a stress gene with an increased chance of dying from heart attack or hea…

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