July 2018 Archive

Central Somerset Gazette - July 2018

30 Jul 2018 09:35:00

Central Somerset Gazette are helping to spread the word about our Cosyfeet Community Project Award...

Thank you Central Somerset Gazette, for helping to spread the word about our Cosyfeet Community Project Award. £750 is available to registered charities or not-for-profit organisations working on community projects within Somerset that support and enrich older people’s lives.

This years Community Project Award winners were The Sunflower Centre Day Hospice:

Central Somerset Gazette

Read the full article here.

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People's Friend - July 2018

27 Jul 2018 09:00:05

The Cosyfeet Podiatrist advises on choosing the best shoes for diabetes in the new issue of The People’s Friend.

The Cosyfeet Podiatrist advises on choosing the best shoes for diabetes in the new issue of The People’s Friend.

People's Friend

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Able Magazine - July 2018

26 Jul 2018 11:41:00

We're delighted to announce this year's winner of our Cosyfeet OT Award is Anastasia Barnes a Dementia Specialist from Colchester.

We're delighted to announce this year's winner of our Cosyfeet OT Award:

Able Magazine

The Cosyfeet OT Award assists OTs and occupational therapy students to develop their professional knowledge and skills while benefiting others. The award is open to those who are planning voluntary work, a work placement, a client-focused project or research, whether in the UK or abroad.

Read the full article here.

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Make the most of our National Parks

20 Jul 2018 09:00:00

National Parks Week (22nd – 29th July 2018) is an annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about Britain’s 15 National Parks...

National Parks Week (22nd – 29th July 2018) is an annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about Britain’s 15 National Parks.

There are 15 National Parks in the UK – 10 in England, three in Wales and two in Scotland. National Parks protect almost 10% of England, 20% of Wales and 8% of Scotland.

The oldest National Park is the Peak District, founded in 1951 due to its impressive gritstone edges, dales, moorland, farmland and caverns famed for the rare Blue John stone.

The Lake District National Park, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and is part of a special family of iconic places across the planet, such as the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Easter Island and the Great Barrier Reef.

Northumberland National Park

The River Coquet flows through Northumberland National Park

There are all sorts of outings on offer, click here to take a look at the National Parks website for details.

Explore in comfort

There’s no better way to see your nearest National Park than in complete footwear comfort and Cosyfeet can guarantee just that…

CosyTex styles

Minnie, Stanley, Moose and Livingstone waterproof styles

Should the heatwave come to an end, we have our fabulous selection of CosyTex™ footwear, which feature a breathable, windproof and waterproof membrane – the perfect footwear for a stroll on Exmoor or the Yorkshire Dales.

Folding hiking pole

A folding hiking pole can be a great addition to a walk

Hiking poles increase your stability and reduce the impact of walking on your knee joints and legs. Our hiking pole is high-quality and lightweight, it also folds up easily to be carried in a backpack - available as one single pole or two as a pair.

Healthy back bag

Our Healthy Back Bag is convenient and good for your back!

Developed by a chiropractor, our strong, lightweight bag won’t put any pressure on your back or neck or drag your shoulders down. Thanks to its advanced design, the weight is distributed evenly throughout to minimise any weight on your back.

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Enjoy time with your grandchildren

19 Jul 2018 14:00:51

Summer is the perfect season to spend time with family and get stuck into some fun activities with grandchildren, here are a few suggestions…

Summer is the perfect season to spend time with family and get stuck into some fun activities with grandchildren. Research by the University of Oxford has shown how grandparents play a vital role in children’s well-being. Doing activities together will bond grandparents and grandchildren and when the grandchildren grow older they are more likely to talk and discuss problems with grandparents. Grandchildren are more likely to open up to grandparents they trust and are emotionally connected to, especially if they find it tough to talk to their parents.

Here are a few summer activity suggestions to enjoy with your grandchildren…

Going for a walk and a picnic

Walking is a brilliant form of exercise and the best way to get out in the fresh air, especially while we are having such nice weather! If you, or your grandchildren, have a dog then this is even more reason to get out for a stroll.

You could even prepare a homemade picnic to take with you – bring books and games to enjoy as well. Those with limited mobility could always enjoy a picnic in the garden to save walking long distances.

Picnic

Cooking and baking

Should the weather suddenly turn typically British and outdoor activities are off the table, cooking and baking at home is a really nice way to enjoy some family time. Not only will they have fun making something with you, but they can also begin learning how to cook.

Simple recipes which children can follow are readily available online, but family recipes are a nice way to emphasise the significance of the food being made – for it to feel extra special, they could make something for their parents to enjoy.

Grandparents tend to have more time to help and teach their grandchildren to cook, but also they are often much calmer and have some wonderful skills and recipes to pass on to the younger generation.

Baking

Make a family tree

This is another great indoor activity to consider as it will be interesting for the grandchildren as they grow up and it is fun to put together.

Grandparents are in a unique position to provide family history and they can help build a family tree whilst telling the grandchildren all about their relatives and great grandparents. Use photographs and stories to recall precious memories of other family members.

Photo album

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June 2018 Newsletter Competition Winner

17 Jul 2018 09:00:22

Anita from Wiltshire has won our pamper bundle worth £100! Well done, Anita!

Anita from Wiltshire has won our pamper bundle worth £100! Here is her winning summer activity:

'Having precious time with the family regardless of whether it’s raining or sunny, it’s wonderful being together. Life gets so busy with work and school that we cherish family time and summer offers us the opportunity to have some.'

Well done, Anita!

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Stay cool in the heat

13 Jul 2018 09:00:44

With temperatures set to rise again this weekend, we have come up with some great tips for enjoying the sun safely and getting a good night’s sleep…

With temperatures set to rise again this weekend, we have come up with some great tips for enjoying the sun safely and getting a good night’s sleep…

During the day

Shut windows in your house and pull down shades as well as closing blinds and curtains – this will prevent the heat from the sun warming the house too much. When it’s cooler (generally in the evening), you can open the windows and let the air in.

Be sure to avoid being outside during the hotter parts of the day – between 11am and 3pm, especially if you’re susceptible to effects of heat and sunshine.

Having cool baths or showers and drinking cold drinks will help keep your body temperature as low as possible.

Heatwave

Time for bed

The optimal bedroom temperature for sleeping is between 16°C and 21°C, and your brain actually needs to be slightly cooler than the rest of your body. One way to help achieve this is opening the windows (when the temperature has lowered in the evening) and placing a fan in front of the window to help disperse the cooler air around.

You can fill a rubber hot water bottle with iced water and place this on the ‘cooling points’ of your body: knees, ankles, wrists, neck and elbows. Or you can fill the hot water bottle with water, freeze it and take it to bed!

Using cotton pyjamas and thin, pure cotton sheets for your bed will help you to keep cool - high quality cotton is the ideal bedding material to sleep in as it’s the most breathable. 

For some added relaxation, try our Lavender and Chamomile Slumber Mist – infused with soothing essential oils, this mist will help you unwind at bedtime. You could even pop it in the fridge for an added cooling effect!

Lavender & Chamomile Slumber Mist

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My Weekly - July 2018

12 Jul 2018 09:00:00

Helen Lederer has written about our Community Project Award in her My Weekly column this week. Thank you Helen!

Helen Lederer has written about our Community Project Award in her My Weekly column this week. Thank you Helen!

My Weekly

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THIIS - July 2018

10 Jul 2018 09:00:50

We are thrilled that our problem-solving Margaret style has been featured by THIIS recently.

We are thrilled that our problem-solving Margaret style has been featured by THIIS - a lovely piece about this ultra-comfy style:

THIIS

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Choice Magazine - July 2018

9 Jul 2018 09:00:29

We’re thrilled that Choice magazine is publicising our Community Project Award!

We’re thrilled that Choice magazine is publicising our Community Project Award!

Choice Magazine

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