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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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Anyone can be a volunteer

Gubsie Agolia-Aspinall, from the Connect Hackney Senior Citizens' Media Group, explains how volunteering has become an important part of her life, and encourages other older people to get involved

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Volunteering is for me: visiting lonely people

Andreas Kyriacou from the Senior Citizens' Media Group gives a personal account of how he became a volunteer in the local community, offering company and support to people who are lonely or isolated

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