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After bereavement: learning to live alone

It's hard to learn to live on your own for the first time following the death of a loved one, writes Andrea Lambert, from our Senior Citizens’ Media Group

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When I first came to Hackney: Catherine's story

Catherine Browne was shocked by Hackney when she first arrived here from Barbados, she tells Hyacinth Wellington, in an interview originally recorded on audio. Catherine and Hyacinth are both members of the Connect Hackney Senior Citizens’ Media Group

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Technical itch? Get help with phones and computers

Stephen Adams, a regular at City & Hackney Carers’ Centre IT drop-in sessions, explains how you can get help with using mobile phones, computers, email and other useful technology

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Bear it in mind: Mental health for senior citizens

There are many different taboos in life that each one of us has to cope with – and the silence around mental health issues is one of them. At least one in four people suffers from mental health problems, writes Charles Daniel from the Senior Citizens’ Media Group

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Q&A with community researchers Pat and Anita

Anita and Pat are voluteer community researchers with Connect Hackney, talking to other over 50s to get their views. In this Q&A they tell us why they got involved and how they enjoy volunteering.

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Helping others aided my stroke recovery

Volunteering to help other people an make your own life better, writes Abigail Omolade from the Senior Citizens’ Media Group.

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Going on a cruise

Travel broadens the mind, says Hyacinth Wellington from the Senior Citizens’ Media Group.

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Poem: Ageism, let’s reflect

A poem by Sarah Salem, Connect Hackney volunteer

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Mainly in the plane: Walter's story

Aeroplanes have played a huge part in the life of one schoolboy turned RAF airman... By Walter Horton, Senior Citizens’ Media Group 

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We are what we eat

You can eat your "5 a day" as a nice tasty smoothy, writes Kathryn Ware from the Senior Citizen's Media Group, who offers some juicy tips for taking on more fruit and veg

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