The Advocacy Checklist is a simple and effective means of ensuring that older people are recognised as the experts on themselves and what best reflects their needs and wants. It's a clear way of demonstrating that organisations will help older people speak up, and be involved in the decisions about how they are going to best enjoy life as we all age together.
Who else has been enjoying the Olympics? It's certainly been a tricky time for the Japanese hosts, as they undertake this spectacular event in one of the most difficult phases of our generation.
But Japan has had some pretty memorable Olympic moments in the past too - including in 1936 when two Japanese pole vaulters Shuhei Nashida and his team mate Sueo Oe were supposed to have a tie-breaker to decide who took the silver medal and who took the bronze.
Rather than compete and leave one disappointed, the pair decided not to do the tie-break and famously cut the two medals in half. They then fused the two halves together from each medal to make two 'friendship medals', If that is not the spirit of the Olympics then we don't know what is!🥈🥉
If you want to do something different from the "norm" then maybe an independent advocate can help. Click on the link to learn more.
Did you know that July is national picnic month? With all the challenges there have been with eating out lately, we thought we would remind everyone, that a meal doesn't have to be served by someone else, or be a long way from home to be really special!
A flask of tea, some quality sangers, a sweet treat and perhaps lashings of ginger beer and you are ready for a day to remember!😁🍰🍷
Make sure you are making the most of your last days of July, especially now we have fewer restrictions and perhaps take your very next meal outdoors, picnic style! Something doesn't have to be fancy to be fun!
Independent advocates are here to help you live the life you want to live in older age - so if you need help with getting your wants and needs met, click on the link to find out more about what we do.