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  Great to welcome new members and volunteer organisations to MyTime. Together we can make it a success! The MyTime Team

Education

A fourth age for U3A?

Barbara Lewis (Chairman) of the University of the Third Age has plans for a University of the Fourth Age, for those who are housebound, but still want to learn, which will be available online or by email. ‘We haven’t established it yet, but it’s something we’ve talked a lot about,’ she says

Medical and Care

Home from Hospital service reduces readmissions by 50%

The Royal Voluntary Service, is extending its Home from Hospital service by launching at Queen Alexandra hospital, Cosham, Portsmouth, thanks to funding from Legal & General. The service, will see volunteers working alongside hospital staff to prepare older patients for going home and supporting them following their discharge with up to six weeks of regular visits to help them settle …

Technology

Getting older people online

The consumer magazine Which? has just published information for helping relatives of older people to get them online: Computers can open up a whole new world of social interaction. For example, your relative could Skype with friends and family that live far away. They’ll need a webcam if they don’t have one already. Your relative might also be able to …

career-activist

Be a career activist

HR and people-management consultants, Penna, share their thoughts on managing your career as you transition into retirement. The only certainty about employment today is that it will change. Neither employees or employers can control continuity in work. And, in order to maximise the control you can have, most people fall into one of two career camps: A Career Activist takes …