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29 May 2019 Getting back on your bike as an adult

Cycling is the fourth most popular sport in the UK. It’s easy to see why, as you can do it whatever your age or level of fitness. If you've not been on a bike since childhood, then maybe it's time to get back in the saddle!

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2 April 2019 Quick Guide to Bereavement Support

Our members often tell us they have joined the Society to make new friends after losing a partner. The ways in which bereavement, and other losses, affect us are very personal and can lead members into contact with our Branch care and welfare service. It is natural for the impact of a close bereavement to cause feelings of loss and grief. However, similar feelings can also arise if a loved one develops dementia, or moves to live in a care home.

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29 March 2019 Walking Football: score fitness and friendship goals

There’s a new sport sweeping the country – Walking Football. It’s exactly as the name suggests – you play football, but walking instead of running. Not only does it have considerable health benefits, but it’s great fun and a fantastic way of making new friends on and off the pitch.

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26 March 2019 Supporting someone who's lost a partner

When a friend, relative or colleague's partner dies, it can be hard to know what to say or how to act. We’re often unsure if we should talk about it, or something else, if they want to see us, or if they want to spend time on their own. We may feel the need to ‘make things better’ or fear saying the wrong thing.

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11 October 2018 Quick Guide to Dementia Support

Alzheimer’s Society research found that dementia is one of the most feared and misunderstood health conditions. Often, the implications of living with dementia are either overestimated or underestimated and assumptions are made that it is not possible to live independently with the condition.

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