Western Morning News published The countryside must not be the preserve of only the rich
Seniors Network - a website full of useful information ranging from Leisure to Health, Computers to Money. Worth taking a look!
Legal Aid Website
This website, Legal Aid Devon, allows users to click on a map of their local area and then see what legal aid advice providers are available nearby. Another feature allows people to check if they are eligible for free legal aid. The site has been launched to help improve access to free and independent legal advice in Devon and was born out of a partnership between the Citizens Advice Bureau and Shelter.
Free Will Writing
Are you worried about leaving a Will? Concerned about the costs involved? At present you can make or update your Will for free and help save lives. The offer is open to all aged 50 or over. The Institute of Cancer Research has teamed up with local Solicitors to create a Will for Free scheme. You can get independent professional advice enabling you to make a basic Will or update an existing one and it won't cost you a penny as the Institute of Cancer Research will bear the cost. All they ask is that you leave a donation to them to help fund future research although you are under no obligation to do so. There are a list of local solicitors to choose from. Solicitors in Exeter, Axminster, Barnstaple and Exmouth are included with many more. For more information on the scheme call 02071535387 or log on to www.icr.ac.uk
Their play "Rationing to Rock and Roll" is designed to stimulate the memory in an older audience. Prompting memories is considered to be of great benefit to those suffering memory related problems. They are available to perform at a mutually agreed time and suitable location. There is no fee (though donations are gratefully accepted) but expenses may be charged depending on location.
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Gransnet, a social networking site for Britain's 14m grandparents, aims to counter deeply ingrained ageism ... http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com/family-parenting/baby-boomers-need-online-voice-fight-prejudice-old-article-huib.html
The following links will take you to sites which may provide you with further information you require.
Age UK (Combination of Age Concern and Help the Aged): www.ageUK.org.uk
Devon County Council Leaflets and Factsheets: www.devon.gov.uk/index/socialcarehealth/factsheets.htm
Directgov over 50s: www.direct.gov.uk/en/over50s/index.htm
Open Hearts Open minds an innovative e magazine on social exclusion: www.openheartsopenminds.org.uk
Care Direct: http://www.devon.gov.uk/caredirect.html
www.swoop-project.org.uk ( south west opportunities for older workers )
Great Torrington Town Crier Magazine www.great-torringtoncrier.co.uk
Okehampton and District Transport Group www.odctg.co.uk
Torridge Community Transport www.torridgecommunitytransport.org.uk
Devon County Council 0845 155 1015 www.devon.gov.uk
Torridge District Council 01237 428 700 www.torridge.gov.uk
Teignbridge District Council 01626 361 101 www.teignbridge.gov.uk
Mid Devon District Council 01884 255 255 www.middevon.gov.uk
Exeter City Council 01392 277 888 www.exeter.gov.uk
North Devon District Council 01271 327 711 www.northdevon.gov.uk
South Hams District Council 01803 861 234 www.southhams.gov.uk
East Devon District Council 01395 516 551 www.eastdevon.gov.uk
West Devon Borough Council 01822 813 600 www.westdevon.gov.uk