Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme is Body Image, something many older people worry about, but whose experiences are often overlooked in favour of younger people. Meg Stapleton looks at whether body dissatisfaction changes as we age, and how the way we feel about our bodies can affect our mental health.
By Natasha Jetha, Senior Policy Officer
Today is the start of National Walking month. We're often told fresh air and going for a walk is good for our health – mental and physical. Walking can help keep us fit and healthy as well as reducing our carbon footprint from taking public transport and using cars less, and best of all it's free!
Jitsiri, 83, describes how chats with her telephone volunteer helped lift her spirits when she was ill.
Join our campaign calling for free personal care for all over-65s who need it.
By Liz Millar
On 28 April, eight intrepid runners will take on the 26.2 mile Virgin Money London Marathon to raise funds for Independent Age.
Craig, and his 94-year-old nan Joan, share why we’re their charity of choice.
An overwhelming majority of the UK population feel that something must be done to tackle the gender pay gap.
Anna Argyrides looks at something less well known - the gender pension gap.
“We need to get on with this...” Why care home ratings tell us the green paper is needed more than ever
Senior Policy Officer Jeremy Bushnell looks at what care home quality can tell us about the need for the adult social care green paper.
From chimney sweep to Jackie Stewart’s F1 mechanic… the irrepressible Bert Pullen shares his secrets to a full life.