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Old people need to see their family three times a week

Why just emailing elderly relatives can double risk of depression

       Study is thought to be the first to examine the impact of different            types of social contact on the elderly

  • It also highlights just how important it is to spend time with our older generation – among whom th
  • Study is thought to be the first to examine the impact of different types of social contact on the elderly
  • There is said to be an ‘epidemic’ of loneliness
  • Speaking on the phone or being contacted online was not enough to replace seeing elderly face-to-face 
  • Those forms of contact did nothing to cut depression risk, experts say 

Families should visit their older relatives three times a week to help prevent them from becoming depressed, experts say.

Britain’s oldest surviving prisoner of war, 97, is living on charity handouts

In fear of eviction SIX MONTHS after his London council vowed to meet his care costs

  • Robbie Clark, 97, has lived in his Burnt Oak, London, home for 50 years
  • He spent all of his £50,000 life savings over two years on a live-in carer
  • Brent Council apparently vowed to meet care costs following a petition
  • But six months on, council has failed to honour its promise, it is claimed
  • Now, Mr Clark, Britain’s oldest prisoner of war, is living in fear of eviction

A 97-year-old man thought to be Britain’s oldest surviving prisoner of war is living in fear of eviction six months after his council vowed to meet his care costs – and allegedly failed to keep its promise.

Robbie Clark, one of the few UK soldiers to have survived Hitler’s 1,000-mile death march, is also surviving on charity handouts at his north London home, where he has lived for the past 50 years.

Thousands of most vulnerable in Norfolk would be affected by £50m social care cuts

Dan Grimmer

Thousands of the most vulnerable people in Norfolk could be robbed of choices about care as councillors consider slashing £50m in what they spend on services.

That is the stark warning from union leaders, who fear the impending disaster of a ‘perfect storm’ – of Norfolk’s increasingly elderly population and the county council having to save a massive £111m over the next three years.

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