Devon Life Magazine


Devon Life Magazine 

Care Columnist

When Caron Cares won the award for best blog in the Health and Social Care category at the UK Blog Awards 2016, I  approached the Editor of Devon Life.

Andy Cooper agreed. that although getting old is not glamorous or sexy it was important to discuss issues surrounding it.  It is useful and supportive to provide advice and information to their readers especially as like the global population Devon Life magazine enjoys longevity.

Initially, I was offered 250 words which after the first article increased to 500. My page became my soapbox, my platform to be myself and say it as it is. What I write is not always pretty but I write as I find, I am to the point and factual. Old age doesn’t come alone and people need ways to make their lives easier, safer and happier. Carers also need support, ideas and also to know they are not alone and that there is someone to advise if they are struggling.

I had the pleasure and honour of writing for Devon Life for five years (2016-2021) until there was a decision to change the format and a few of us columnists lost our pages.

Some of my articles are brutally honest such as the one about incontinence pad rationing. I enlisted the Private Eye artist Tony Husband to create a unique cartoon for this article in order to raise awareness and an eyebrow or two. Calling the article “Taking the Pee” was also pretty cheeky.

I am working to add links to the digital articles so you can read them at your leisure.

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