Blog archives: April 2016

The growing appeal of the silver screen

Posted on: 27/04/2016

The growing appeal of the silver screen

Films are loved by many people, including older people, and this is something that is increasingly being recognised by cinemas and film producers. 

Independents and giants such as Odeon in the cinema world have offered "Silver cinema" screenings for the over 55s for some time, with reduced price tickets and a cup of tea thrown in. It's not only cinemas but also film producers that have cottoned on that older audiences...

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Social interaction "As part of a healthy lifestyle"

Posted on: 25/04/2016

Social interaction

New evidence has emerged which connects loneliness and social isolation with a 30% increased risk of stroke or coronary artery disease. It has previously been linked to poor immune systems and high blood pressure. 

Research indicates that the impact of loneliness on the body is similar to those who suffer from anxiety or have stressful jobs. Researchers from the University of York, University of Liverpool and Newcastle University...

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What is love?

Posted on: 18/04/2016

What is love?

Love is surely what sets humans apart as a species. That complex all- consuming feeling of falling for another person. The physical and emotional torment that love can bring. We mostly associate love with the young and beautiful, but of course love lost and found can affect older people as much, if not more than the young. An exhibition called Love Lived, explores stories about love and loss with 14 people aged over 70 is currently running online and at Broadgate Tower in...

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