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New Edinburgh Housing Under Construction

By at March 2, 2015 | 9:06 pm | 0 Comment

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Construction is underway on Scotland’s first Ortus Homes developments in Alloway and Edinburgh Construction on Scotland’s first two luxury Ortus Homes developments has now commenced. And with apartments at The Pines on Doonholm Road in Alloway due to go on sale from April 2015, and apartments at The Limes on Murrayfield Drive in Murrayfield due to go on sale

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Campaign calls on people to think ahead

By at October 8, 2014 | 2:28 pm | 1 Comments

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Age Scotland has launched a national campaign to urge people to plan ahead and make a Power of Attorney.  A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document which gives someone else the authority to make specific decisions about your life – including issues around finances, care and property – if you were to need help or lose the ability to make these decisions for

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Age Scotland calls on knitters for The Big Knit

By at July 20, 2014 | 11:26 am | 0 Comment

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Age Scotland is calling on nimble-fingered knitters to whip out their wool and needles and create little woolly hats for The Big Knit. Now in its 11th year, The Big Knit, a joint campaign between innocent drinks and Age UK, is calling on budding milliners to get inventive and knit miniature woolly hats to adorn innocent smoothie bottles, which will be sold in stores

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New technology to transform homecare

By at June 24, 2014 | 5:00 pm | 0 Comment

Mobile application uses predictive analytics to identify patients at risk and reduce hospital admissions A ‘well-being’ App has been developed that will benefit frail and vulnerable people being cared for in their own homes by helping prevent accidents and injuries and therefore will ultimately reduce hospital admissions. The pioneering technology uses predictive

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More than 80,000 Scots aged 65+ often feel lonely

By at May 5, 2014 | 12:46 pm | 0 Comment

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Over a million older people in the UK regularly feel lonely A new survey has found that more than 80,000 people aged 65 plus in Scotland describe themselves as often or always feel lonely. Across the UK as a whole the figure is more than a million. Loneliness is a huge issue which affects people all year round. The survey results, from Age Scotland’s sister charity

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Time to rethink our perception of later life

By at March 17, 2014 | 12:01 am | 0 Comment

More than four out of five (82%) Scots want to see society adjust its perception of later life, moving away from negative stereotypes of ageing. New research from Age Scotland, commissioned to understand more about people’s attitudes towards ageing and living longer, shows that more than three-quarters (77 per cent) of adults in Scotland are looking forward to

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‘Don’t let loneliness or worry ruin Christmas’ Charity tells older Edinburgh residents

By at December 13, 2013 | 4:55 pm | 0 Comment

Age Scotland is calling on older people in Edinburgh who feel lonely, or who face difficulties, over the Christmas holiday to make use of Silver Line Scotland; a new free* national helpline offering information, friendship and advice 0800 4 70 80 90. The service, which is delivered in partnership by Age Scotland and Esther Rantzen’s charity The Silver Line

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Call for Edinburgh knitters to get creative and help older people

By at August 6, 2013 | 1:15 pm | 0 Comment

Knitters in Edinburgh are invited to help older people by knitting wee woolly hats to adorn innocent smoothie bottles. The be-hatted smoothies will be available in stores from November, and for each sold innocent drinks will give 25p to Age Scotland.  The Charity will use funds raised to develop services including the Age Scotland Helpline and local support for

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Charities team up to help older people in Edinburgh

By at July 24, 2013 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

Age Scotland and Shelter Scotland have joined forces to ensure older residents in Edinburgh have better access to expert information and advice on housing.  Callers to the Age Scotland Helpline – 0845 125 9732 – whose needs include help with housing problems such as rent or mortgage arrears, will now get assistance for them without additionally having to call

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