The Senior Care Hero Awards™ celebrates 5 years of honouring the unsung heroes in the USA senior industry – from physicians to caregivers, to volunteers and family with a heart for the elderly/seniors. This year’s event will be taking place this coming Saturday, 17th October 2015 in Anaheim, California.
Last year’s event drew over 550 guests and provided over 18,000 meals to at-risk seniors. This year’s event is expected to exceed that due to its overwhelming positive response. The Senior Care Hero Awards is a way to honour the heroes in the senior care community while raising funds to support seniors in need.
The public have been invited to unmask their heroes by nominating and voting online for the senior care professionals and senior supporters of their choice. Nominations were opened in June and award recipients will be announced on the evening of the event.
Unfortunately this event is only opened to the American audience but we think this would be a great thing to do here in the UK. Do let us know what you think and if you want to get involved.
This week is National Arthritis Week (12th – 18th October) and we at Adaptawear are long supporters of this campaign as many of our customers who buy our range of adapted clothing suffer with arthritis. Over 10 million people in the UK suffer from some type of arthritis!
Below are some information and web links on how you can get involved with activities and other supporting campaigns to help this invaluable charity. Arthritis Research UK; who are organising National Arthritis Week; want people to share their story about arthritis on their website, through an easy to use form.
Arthritis Research UK state: “Share your day, shape our future”. We understand that the pain of arthritis is invisible, and that trying to explain the impact that it has on your day can be hard. We believe that we can end the pain of arthritis but we can only do this with your help. This National Arthritis Week, please share your story today and help us get one step closer to helping more people live free from the pain of arthritis.”
There are many other ways to get involved with this campaign including:
Do visit the above links and share your story on their website.
Adaptawear provides a range of day and nightwear clothes to help make life easier for arthritis sufferers. By replacing zips with Velcro, buttons with magnets or having long zips with zip pulls enables the garment to open wide and stiff and sore arthritic hands are able to manage the fastenings helping you to remain independent for longer. Some of our clothes include the:
For more information do take a look at our latest factsheet on all things to do with arthritis.
Now that it’s cold in the evenings and at night time is it time to buy a bed-jacket to help keep you or a family member warm with winter? We have a wide range of both ladies and men’s bed-jackets in various styles and colours. Our cosy and soft bed-jackets guarantee a good night’s sleep, especially now the colder nights have drawn in plus take a look at some of our latest SALE offers!
The Slenderella Polar Fleece Bed Jacket, SAVE 20% on this gorgeous polar fleece bed-jackets in vivid indigo & raspberry. Button up style with a ‘Peter Pan’ Collar, satin trim and embroidered pocket this is the perfect bed-jacket to brighten up a stay in hospital!
Our Chenille Rib Bed Jacket with shawl neck collar is made from soft chenille with a rib pattern and is on CLEARANCE SALE for only £10! This button up bed jacket has an attractive shawl collar ensuring extra warmth around the neck area. Available in pink or wedgewood blue.
The Slenderella Luxury Waffle Fleece Bed Jacket is one of our bestsellers and now comes in a choice of blue, raspberry, purple or cream. All colours and sizes now back in stock – this bed-jacket is soft and warm without being too heavy. Buy now whilst stocks last!
And not forgetting the men – our unique Men’s Fleecy Bed Jacket has easy access popper sleeves and Velcro front fastening for easy dressing. Available in petrol blue in sizes Small – X Large.
Do have a look at our website for more great offers on bed-jackets and fleecy wraps. We stock a wide variety that come in a wide range of styles, colours and patterns.
We also stock lambswool bed bootees and bed socks so you can keep your feet warm too!