The launch of Age Space and our research report Keeping Mum, as well as our local hubs in Norfolk, Dorset and Sussex, has attracted lots of attention in the media. Feel free to have a look through our press cuttings.
Age Space in the news
Age Space co-founder Annabel James helps us tackle our ageing issues head-on in this feature…
A report on our new Hampshire and Isle of Wight online hub.
A report on our new local info and resource hub launched for Suffolk.
Annabel named the coronavirus need for elderly people to isolate: “Isocation”; the new staying in – the ultimate staycation. She wrote an easy 4 point Isocation plan to get the best out of it for the Daily Express.
Annabel has become a bit of a regular on Sky News in the mornings with her question and answer sessions on supporting elderly relatives during Coronavirus!
Here Annabel James, co-founder of Age Space, explains to the Sunday Telegraph how to support an elderly relative during coronavirus.
As older people with respiratory diseases or other underlying health conditions are most at risk of contracting Covid-19, it seems sensible to try to plan ahead – whether self-isolation is voluntary or imposed – particularly if your elderly friends or relatives live a distance away or are on their own at home.
'The number of elderly needing round-the-clock care is set to double by 2035' on Breakfast in Dorset (31 August 2018)
Age Space Co-Founder Annabel James speaks to Steve Harris on BBC Radio Solent’s Breakfast in Dorset show amid headlines that the number of elderly people requiring 24/7 care is set to double by 2035. Hear the interview from 37 minutes onwards. The episode is available for 30 days (until 30th September).
The Express sought Annabel’s opinion on the findings of the Age Audit, the results of which were published in June 2018.
Annabel James, founder of online forum Age Space, added: “Living longer does not mean living better…and we must concentrate on finding long-term, workable and affordable solutions that better support our ageing population.”
Article featured in issue 18 (March 2018) of Senior Living magazine.
Annabel was interviewed by The Chester Chronicle on 27th February for a feature on Age Space – ‘Mumsnet for the middle-aged’ – launching in Cheshire. “The challenges associated with an ageing population and people living longer – many with complex health problems – in Cheshire West and Chester continues to increase and, as our research shows, that means more and more families are taking on the responsibility of looking after older relatives.”
‘Never mind having it all, women have ended up doing it all’ writes Annabel James, co-founder of Age Space, in the Eastern Daily Press, as she considers starting the Bad Daughters Club to reassure those looking after elderly parents don’t always have to get everything right!
‘The Bad Daughters Club won’t be running courses to improve juggling, or sessions to find your inner superwoman; we will be laughing at the irony of actually having it all; celebrating that while we’re bad daughters, we’re great people who happen to be women; and we’ll be supporting bad daughters everywhere to do what they do best – doing it all.’
BUzz – Bournemouth University’s online news magazine – spoke to Claire Gauden, Regional Manager for Age Space to explain what they do to help support the elderly.
Dorset Life’s associated Senior Living magazine featured Age Space’s Dorset launch in their 2018 edition.
In December 2017, Eastern Daily Press featured our online petition to ask Norfolk County Council not to cut £500,000 of subsidiaries paid to bus companies across the county, citing that the proposed action would have a devastating impact on elderly people living in rural areas. Eastern Daily Press spoke to our Norfolk regional hub manager who stated that “we wanted to start this petition to raise awareness to the huge implications cutting transport links will have on the lives of many older people across Norfolk.”
The petition gathered over 750 signatures and can be viewed on the change.org website here: https://www.change.org/p/norfolk-county-council-keep-our-local-bus-services-running
Online news article on the Dorset Chamber website
Article by Sunday Times Money Editor, Becky Barrow, on the launch of Age Space.