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Not just tea and bingo: community provision for older people in Newham

Author:
MANN Kulbinder
Publisher:
Community Links
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
42p.
Place of publication:
London

This report begins with an introduction. Section 2 sets out facts and figures and identifies key national and local policies. Section 3 describes the range of services provided by voluntary and community organisations. Section 4 is about service users. Section 5 gives conclusions and recommendations.

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AGEnda - information for older people

Authors:
AGE CONCERN SCOTLAND, SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive. Older People's Unit
Publisher:
The Scottish Executive Older People's Unit
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
16p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

A collection of articles for older people. In this winter edition the contents is "well and warm this winter"; "free central heating at the end of your phone"; "study proves huge volunteering benefits"; "mental health and well-being in later life"; "the pension service"; "getting extra reassurance and advice in Aberdeen", and "help delivered by Postwatch Scotland"

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Finding out about opportunities for older people: a partnership project between Older People in South Lanarkshire, Better Government for Older People and Outside the Box Development Support: aeport from the first stage ... and plans for the next stage

Author:
OUTSIDE THE BOX DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
Publisher:
Outside the Box Development Support
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
7p.
Place of publication:
Glasgow

A project that enabled older people in South Lanarkshire to find out about what is happening on other places around issues which they feel are important to the lives of older people is described. The project also enabled them to share the information and ideas with other organisation in South Lanarkshire, and with other groups of older people across Scotland. The main topics older people wanted to include in the project were employment, volunteering, arts and cultural activities, transport, training for staff and volunteers working with older people, healthy living, and regenerating a sense of community.

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Dreams for the second half of life

Author:
MOODY Harry R.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 45(3), 2005, pp.271-292.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Dreams in midlife and old age can reveal a process of spiritual growth described by Tornstam as gerotranscencence. This same process of inner growth has also been described in theoretical terms as self-actualization (Maslow), ego-integrity (Erikson), and individuation (Jung). The process is illustrated through dream symbols of transpersonal development, displaying the duality of self-fulfillment and selftranscendence. In lifespan development terms this process can be studied in detail in the autobiography of Helen Luke. The interpretation of dreams has importance for what has recently come to be known as “Conscious Aging.” (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street,  Binghamton, NY 13904-1580).

Journal article

Feel good factor

Author:
LEASON Katie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 26.05.05, 2005, pp.34-35.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Promoting mental health well-being in later life has often been overlooked in care budgets. Reports on the issues and how they can be tackled.

Journal article

All eyes on Wales

Author:
DOBSON Alex
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 25.01.05, 2005, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Looks at early ideas for the role of an Older Peoples Commissioner. Also highlights progress in Wales whose Commissioner for Older People is scheduled for appointment in 2007.

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SCIE research briefing 3: aiding communication with people with dementia

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2005
Place of publication:
London
Edition:
Rev. ed.

A web-based briefing providing a concise summary of the current knowledge base on aiding communication with people with dementia. Coverage includes ethical considerations, views of service users and carers, innovative practice examples and implications for practice. Also highlights additional contacts and resources. The briefing was commissioned by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). The latest edition of this Briefing was produced in April 2005 and the next updated is due in April 2006.

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Human rights of residents in care homes: conference held on Tuesday 18 October 2005, The Britannia Centre, Kings Cross, London

Authors:
HANSON Michele, et al
Publisher:
Relatives and Residents Association
Publication year:
2005
Place of publication:
London

This pack includes speeches by Michele Hanson of The Guardian; Paul Burstow, MP; Gillian Dalley, Chief Executive, Relatives & Residents Association; Carolina Gottardo, British Institute of Human Rights; and Rose Jenks, campaigner to stop the closure of Cooperscroft, a home in Potters Bar.

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Pain in residential aged care facilities: management strategies

Author:
AUSTRALIAN PAIN SOCIETY
Publisher:
Australian Pain Society
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
84p.
Place of publication:
North Sydney, NSW

An Implementation Kit to accompany The Australian Pain Society's Pain in Residential Aged Care Facilities: Management strategies

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Young technologies in old hands: an international view on senior citizen's utilization of ICT

Editors:
JAEGER Birgit, (ed.)
Publisher:
DJOF Publishing
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
247p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Copenhagen

The field of Senior Citizens and information and communication technology (ICT) is a rather new field and there is not much published in this area yet. For many years the relationship between seniors and ICT has mainly been discussed in terms of how technology can be used to compensate for the impairments many old people have to face. This volume,  takes another point of departure. First of all, Senior Citizens are not a homogeneous group where all people over a certain age are impaired, and in the need of help. Second, when the relationship between Senior Citizens and ICT is actually discussed, it is very often as a discussion of how helpers of the old people (nurses, home helpers, physicians and the like) can make use of ICT. Here, the Senior Citizens themselves can utilize ICT. This change of the scope introduces a new theme into the debate raising new questions, in particular the question of how a digital divide, in which the Senior Citizens are excluded from the information society, can be reduced. In this volume, older ICT users are identified just as several activities, provided by governments, non-profit organizations, and other actors, are analysed. Most of these activities are engaged in finding solutions to how the seniors learn to use the technology, and in improving their everyday life enhancing its quality.

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