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Volunteering with the Elderly: The Surprising Benefits

Archive for May 2019

Volunteering with the Elderly: The Surprising Benefits

There are 66 million people in the UK, with 18.2% of us aged 65 and over1, and yet despite our population increasing, loneliness is still a major public health concern.2 Linked to social isolation, depression and feelings of inadequacy, loneliness also negatively affects the normal functioning of our hearts and brains3.  It also increases the…

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Why Being Single is Empowering

Being Single

Being a single woman has been synonymous with failure for as long as the patriarchy has favoured men. (So, forever then…) We’re taught that our value comes from being in a relationship; that without one, all we’re left with is loneliness, heartache and a propensity to buy cats. This is because romantic notions have been…

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