Very enlightening programme last night on BBC One ‘When I Get Older’ with a group of celebrities spending four days living with elderly people to experience some of the toughest problems facing older people in the UK today.

Gloria Hunniford was clearly touched by her experiences with Ivy, whose life is effected by the difficult financial position she is in.   It was good to see how such a change was brought to Ivy’s life. The other stories were also heartrending but positive.

The second programme, which is on BBC One tonight at 9pm focuses on how people cope in the world of care homes, hopefully this will give an honest insight as to what happens.

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