Positive Ageing – column


I write a fortnightly column for East Anglian newspapers all about positive ageing. If there’s a topic you’d like met to cover, please get in touch.

My two tips to make sure you never get old

You can deal with getting older by staying fit and positive, says Christine Webber (aged 72 and three quarters)

How to this survive Christmas if you’re not exactly full of festive cheer

Christmas can be a time some people want to avoid – but there are ways you can get through it without being down

Be SMART and you really can achieve goals in 2020

Break down your goals into realistic propositions and you can achieve something amazing in 2020

How to say ‘no’ if you really have to

Christine Webber says it pays to put yourself first when dealing with a difficult situation

Can we do anything to stop dementia?

Christine Webber’s mother suffered from Alzheimer’s so she has more reason than most to investigate brain health

The importance of good friends and good health as we get older

Having a good friend is not only vital to get you through life’s daily troubles but it will also enhance your health and possibly prolong your life, says Christine Webber

Marriage on the rocks? Go back to the start and remember why you first fell in love

Christine Webber says its best go back to basics and the start of your relationship if your marriage has gone a tad stale

Don’t worry be happy, seems to be the apt mantra right now

Thinking about all the good things that have happened in the past day, like a nice walk with the dog, can help you through these current tough times

Structure, helping others and doing a jigsaw will all help right now!

Well you’ve survived a weekend of staying inside. But what now? Christine Webber offers some tips for how to get through this week

Coronavirus has sorted out the heroes from the villains

As we all deal with the impact of coronavirus, the nation seems to have naturally championed those who deserve our praise and, as Christine Webber suggests, filtered out those for whom we have diminishing respect.

How lockdown could literally change your life

Christine Webber says many of her friends are thinking of completely overhauling their lives after lockdown. Although this phase of our lives has been very challenging, perhaps there is a chance to turn it into something truly radical?