Devon Life Magazine

 

Devon Life Magazine 

Care Columnist

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

Andy Cooper could see the point I was raising, that although getting old is not glamorous or sexy it is vital we discuss issues surrounding it especially with an over average older population in the county.

I was initially 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 and am to the point and factual. Old age doesn’t always come alone.

I have been writing for Devon Life since September 2016 and some of the 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.

Caring for your feet
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