While many people enjoy a happy and active later life, the effects of growing older can make day to day tasks such as cooking more difficult.
MP Mark Lancaster accepted an invitation by BLUM and Age UK Milton Keynes to experience what it is like to complete basic household duties in the kitchen whilst having restricted movement.
Mark offered to try out Blum’s special total body ‘age suit’ which can be adjusted to vary mobility and movement, giving an individual the restriction of movement that older people face. The suit is specially designed to enable kitchen designers to experience firsthand the difficulties older people face when carrying out their household duties.
Age UK Milton Keynes makes thousands of adaptations to homes and kitchens every year to ensure older people can remain living independently and with BLUM tackling these issues directly, Age UK Milton Keynes feels there is extra support in the work they do to help older people remain in their homes.
The local charity is grateful to Lima and Blum who will be generously supplying a new kitchen in their city centre Snack & Chat café. A 21st-century refit of the kitchen will help Age UK Milton Keynes carry on running a café for many years to come.
Jane Palmer, Chief Executive of Age UK Milton Keynes with Mark Lancaster TD MP