An online community for anyone concerned about ageing parents or relatives, Age Space launched a bespoke site dedicated to East Sussex, West Sussex and Brighton & Hove on 27 March.
At www.agespace.org people concerned about their parent’s care can find practical, up-to-date guidance on all aspects of supporting elderly parents, including health and stages of care, finance and legal matters, all specifically tailored to the Sussex area.
The Age Space website also features specialist content written by experts from Age Space’s charity partners; Impact Initiatives, Action on Elder Abuse and the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership.
The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership have written articles for Age Space on health and nutrition for older people and Action on Elder Abuse have written about supporting victims of elder abuse. Impact Initiative have also contributed a piece describing how their services can be accessed to improve the lives of older people.
Annabel James, Founder of Age Space said: “Our research shows the need for much better information and support for the generation that has the responsibility of ‘parenting their parent’.
“When suddenly finding yourself responsible for the care of a relative, it’s natural for you to feel worried and not know what to do. Age Space is there for you to make this difficult time easier by providing practical, localised information to ensure that our ageing population receives the very best care.”
Find out more: www.agespace.org/local/sussex/