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A local charity that has been helping the less-able and Senior Citizens for over 25 years in Andover and surrounding areas. Andover Neighbourcare assists those in genuine need in the local community by providing support to maintain their independence.
Essential Health Tips For Seniors
10 Essential Health Tips For Seniors
7 life hacks for seniors that make everyday life easier.
Reach items in the back of the refrigerator
It can be tough for older adults to reach items in the back of the refrigerator.
To make it easier, add a lazy Susan (turntable) on top of a shelf so they can rotate it to bring what they need to the front.
2. Add raised dot stickers to key phone and remote-control buttons
For seniors with macular degeneration or other common eye diseases, add raised button stickers to certain phone buttons and TV remote control buttons to help them know which they need to press.
For example, Barbara has macular degeneration so she added bumps to the “Answer,” “2,” and “8” buttons on her phone to make it easier to use.
The same could be done for a TV remote control, adding bumps to the “On/Off” and volume buttons make them easier to find.
3. Round out sharp furniture corners to prevent injury
Counters, coffee tables, or nightstands with sharp corners could be an injury waiting to happen.
4. Use rubber bands to make cups easier to grip
Simple rubber bands can be wrapped around cups and mugs to make them easier for weak, shaky, or arthritic hands to grip.
This trick could work for thinner objects like toothbrushes or pens – though foam grips that enlarge the handle may be more comfortable.
5. Keep the straw in place while drinking
If you notice your older adult chasing the straw around their cup when they’re drinking, tape the straw to a clothes pin and clip it to the glass.
This keeps the straw in place when the cup moves.
6. Prevent soap from falling to the shower floor
Soap is notoriously slippery when wet and could easily slip out of your older adult’s hands and fall to the tub or shower floor.
This is a dangerous falling hazard as well as inconvenient.
To stop this from happening, get a pair of old pantyhose and cut it at the top of one leg. Put the bar of soap into the foot and tie the top end of the leg to the shower head or a handy grab bar.
7. Organize medications
It’s often easiest to organize medications with simple, low tech tricks.
Despite the many medication tracking apps available, many find that a simple calendar stuck to the refrigerator or a printed spreadsheet / log are simple and accurate ways to track when medicine is taken.
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WELCOME TO ANDOVER NEIGHBOURCARE
Andover Neighbourcare is a local charity providing a wealth of services to the local and wider community.We offer help with Transport, Shopping, Cleaning, Gardening, Relieving carers and much much more.You can find us at 12 to 16 Union Street, Andover, Hants, SP10 1PAThe office is open from 9 to 4 or ring us on 01264 339899 / 404142 or 336020
The Neighbourcare Telephone Buddie Scheme was set up during the pandemic. Over 1000 people were contacted by telephone to check that they had the appropriate help that they required. 400 people during this time had regular telephone calls and prescriptions were also collected on their behalf. Most of these people are still receiving this assistance and this service is still ongoing. To obtain a Buddie, please call 01264 339899 and ask for Pam.
Andover Neighbourcare is a local charity providing a wealth of services to the local and wider community.We offer help with Transport, Shopping, Cleaning, Gardening, Relieving carers and much much more.In addition we also offer on Monday Afternoon Tea & Games which are held at the United Reformed Church hall.More information about Andover Neighbourcare, our staff, volunteers, services, members and community shop can be found by simply clicking the relevant button in the menu on the top left hand side of this page. MEMBERSHIP SCHEME Our membership scheme cost just £20 per year or £30 per year for couples. Membership benefits include up to date information with what's happening at Andover Neighbourcare, parties, events and reduced rates on Mini Bus fares. Please use the contact form to register your interest, pop in to the offices or call 01264 404142.
Andover Neighbourcare has been asked about how people can donate on line to the charity. You can donate cash by going to localgiving.org/charity/andover-neighbourcare.Cheque donations can be sent to 12 Union Street made payable to Andover Neighbourcare.Cash donations can also be made at the office for which you will be listed as a friend of Neighbourcare.Donations for the charity shop can be collected if needed.Or if you only wish to give your time to help on any of the schemes we run please contact the officeMany thanks for your support.
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