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All articles by Louise Morse

Louise works with Pilgrims’ Friend Society (blog.pilgrimfriends.org.uk)

News

August 2018
News > Events

Event – God’s purposes in later life

Society has changed. We now have the largest generation of older people in history, and ageist stereotypes are being challenged by people who are living full, productive lives, even into their 90s and 100s. Many in their 70s and 80s are active in their churches, volunteering and sharing the gospel. More attention is being…

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News

March 2018
News > Society

British pensioners face starvation and loneliness

With approximately one million pensioners isolated from human company, a new government minister might help provide support for later life services. Labour MP Frank Field has revealed as many as one million older people are starving in their homes because of loneliness and isolation. His recent report to Parliament cites a woman in her…

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News

February 2018
News > Society

Society – What’s age got to do with it?

Last year, 1 October was designated as ‘The International Day of Older Persons’ by the United Nations, with the subtitle, ‘Stepping into the future: tapping the talents, contributions and participation of older persons in society’. It’s a title you’ll rarely see mirrored in a Christian publication. It’s an odd thing when secular organisations point…

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News

May 2015
News

Pilgrim Homes

There were representatives from six local churches and two had travelled from further afield, in Kent, to the session of ‘Brain boosting for seniors’, at Stanhope Baptist Church, on 16 March. Trainer Janet Jacob has been running these sessions for individuals living independently at our housing complex in Yorkshire (Royd Court) for over a year…

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Can going to church reduce the risk of dementia?

Article

February 2015
Articles > Comment

Can going to church reduce the risk of dementia?

Simply going to church may be putting off your chance of developing Alzheimer’s. We already know that research shows that ‘people with a faith, who regularly attend a place of worship’ tend to live longer. Commenting on the research, a professor said the evidence was so clear that, although he wasn’t a believer, he…

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News

December 2013
News

Caring for the carers

Anyone thinking of finding a good care home for grandma must be having second thoughts after the latest horror stories. In one care home, 19 elderly people are said to have died as a result of neglect and abuse.       Reactions have included government talk of tightening regulations, employing ‘mystery shoppers’ and even using…

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News – Relax at Redbourn

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October 2010
News

News – Relax at Redbourn

Relax at Redbourn                   A takeover this April by the Pilgrims' Friend Society (PFS) has helped provide more holiday lets for elderly or retired missionaries.     Since Gordon and Elaine Hoskings founded it in the late 1960s, the Redbourn Missionary Trust (RMT) has held a special place in the hearts of missionaries who have stayed…

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