Guide to Services for Older people

The November 2018 edition of the guide lists services for older people in St Albans City and District. You can download it here: Guide to Services


University of Hertfordshire Learning, Memory and Thinking Group

The Learning, Memory and Thinking group is the research group of the Department of Psychology and Sports Science. It is beginning a number of exciting new projects investigating how different aspects of memory and cognitive ability change later in life. It is looking for people over the age of 60 who who would like to join a participant panel in order to be notified of upcoming studies. Studies usually involve participants travelling to the College Lane campus in Hatfield. We may sometimes be able to visit participants in their own home, and some studies are conducted entirely online. None of the tasks is harmful or stressful in any way, and participants are free to quit whenever they want without having to give a reason. Our participants typically enjoy taking part, and find the activities interesting. After joining our participant panel, volunteers can choose to take part in some tests but not others; there is no minimum requirement. In addition, panel members can have their contact details removed at any point if they no longer wish to be contacted about our studies. Our studies are ethically approved, and personal details (name, etc.) are never passed on to anybody else outside our research group. Volunteers are always referred to in any reports by an anonymous code, in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). We’re always very happy to explain after testing exactly what we were aiming to find out and to answer any other questions our volunteers might have. Interested members can find out more about taking part in our studies by contacting Ali Mair (email:; phone: 01707 281139), or filling in an online form here

Good news for the hard of hearing!

If you wear a hearing aid, you qualify for a Disabled Person’s Railcard. Like the Senior Railcard it offers 1/3 off train fares but is cheaper (£20 / year or £54 / 3 years vs. £30/year or £70 / 3 years), has no time restrictions and can be registered onto an Oyster card to get 1/3 off Oyster pay as you go single fares. For more information click on Disabled Railcard

Can diet really make a difference to bone, joint and heart health

Following her talk at Highfield on May 17th 2016, Sally Temple has made her presentation available to us. If you are interested in all the detail You can download it here: Sally Temple Presentation

Crime prevention learning website

A new online learning crime prevention website has recently launched for members of the public in Hertfordshire.It’s called Hertfordshire Citizens Academy and is hosted at Herts Citizens Academy.  Users are able to take short, simple courses covering subjects such as personal safety, cybercrime and fraud, theft and burglary, which are rounded off with short quizzes. Further courses will be added in the coming months.




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