|RUKBA launch new Guide at Andover's Guild Hall, Keiran & Jane Kelly with GY between
15 Oct 2004
"Rukba is a major national charity that helps older people on low incomes to remain independent. Today, they launched a new advice guide - "60-Wise at Home - Your guide to enjoying independent living day-to-day" - which contains a wealth of advice and practical ideas - some very simple, some quite ingenious - to help older people stay active and independent in their own homes."
"60-Wise at Home is presented in an easy-to-read format, with many illustrations, and lists some of the huge range of innovative aids now available. They range from flashing and vibrating doorbells, through kitchen equipment, to bed rope ladders and scald detectors. None of the items in the guide costs more than £100; most cost much less, but all of them can make everyday tasks easier. The guide explains how to obtain these items."
Sir Roger Bannister has contributed the foreword to 60-Wise at Home. He writes:
"Even the fittest people sometimes find that things can become more difficult as they get older. This booklet from the charity Rukba provides lots of hints and tips that can help make life easier. We all want to remain independent for as long as possible. So why not take its advice and find out about the range of help available."
The Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley, Cllr Neville & Janet Whiteley, attended the launch at the Guild Hall, with local MP Sir George Young and his wife, Aurelia.
"I enjoyed meeting Kieran O'Kelly, who lives in Bishops Way and wrote the book, and his wife Jane who is the South Area Representative of RUKBA; and it was also helpful to look at some of the aids on display. Most people want to live in their own home as long as they can, and the book will help them do this."