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Stay Hydrated

Stay Hydrated

Well June may not have been the sunniest or warmest of months for most of us but, now we are into July we should (hopefully) see some pleasant summers days.

We all know how important it is to stay hydrated, the ‘experts’ bombard us with messages telling us to drink more water – often litres a day – and this is even more important for the older person, especially during warmer weather.

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Hydrated, Older People And Hydration, Water, Summer
Hoildays and the older person

Hoildays and the older person

Are holidays important? 

What do holidays mean to you if you are retired? They are no longer a way to avoid the rigours of work for a few weeks each year – those glorious intermissions in your working lives – but they are still needed…

Everyone needs a change of scenery every now and again, a change is ‘as good as rest’ – or so they say. This applies equally to those who have retired as it does to someone in employment.

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Older Peoples Holidays
Brexit – Why/How/When – and How Could it Affect You

Brexit – Why/How/When – and How Could it Affect You

You would have to have been completely cut off from TV, radio and social media since June 2016 not to be aware of the fiasco that Brexit has become. Amidst all the arguing, claim and counter claim, how many of us really have a grasp on how the UK’s proposed departure from the EU could affect us as individuals? 

Now we’re not claiming that we have any of the answers here at SCCCC but we have been scouring the internet and have put together this article to try and address the issues – both WHY the vote was so close 2016 and HOW leaving could affect you…

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Brexit, Older People And Brexit, Impact Of Brexit
Serving Older People in Sheffield for over 50 Years

Serving Older People in Sheffield for over 50 Years

Easter, being one of the most important times in the Christian calender, seems an appropriate time to reflect on our history as we were founded by a partnership of churches in Sheffield.

SCCCC was established in 1966. Our original name was Sheffield Churches Committe for Community Care.

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Spring into Health

Spring into Health

It is now March, we are officially in spring. The days are getting longer and (hopefully) the temperatures will improve, and we will soon see some sunshine. 

January has traditionally been the time of year that we all make resolutions to get fitter, healthier and more active. However, the dreary cold at the beginning of the year is not really conducive to eating salads and starting a new exercise routine. Hardly surprising then that most of us, despite our good intentions, will have well and truly fallen off the wagon within a very few weeks. 

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Help us spread the love

Help us spread the love

February - the shortest month of the year and often the coldest, wettest and darkest one!

However February is also supposedly the most romantic month of the year, given that Valentines Day falls smack bang in the middle of it. 

This article then is going to be all about LOVE....not the romantic hearts and flowers type popularised by card manufacturers but the TRUE meaning of love.....caring and helping others. 

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Winter Pressures

Winter Pressures

Christmas has been and gone, the decorations are packed away for another year and the New Year's Eve parties are fading into memory.....

Yes it's January, the month we count the cost of the festivities and make resolutions (which we probably won't keep!). 

January, February and even March are also usually the coldest months in the UK- remember the 'Beast from the East'? In this article we are going to address the winter pressures which affect us all, but particularly the more elderly in our communities, at this time of year. 

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Loneliness at Christmas

Loneliness at Christmas

December is here and the countdown to Christmas has officially begun (although it seems to have been the season of goodwill in the shops since October!) For most of us this means a frantic few weeks of Christmas shopping and parties before the big day itself, when we sit down with our families and friends to over indulge in a slap up meal. 

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A helping hand - helpful advice on care homes

A helping hand - helpful advice on care homes

Caring for older people 

The realisation that your loved one (or perhaps yourself) is no longer able to live independently is painful. The person who was once able to look after themselves and others now needs care themselves. Finding the right type of support for you or your loved one (daily help in the current home: live in carer: care home) can feel really difficult. The information is often confused, contradictory and hard to find, and negotiating legalities and finances is the last thing most of us feel able to do when faced with such a life changing event. 

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Advice, Carehomes

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