Archive | November, 2011

The price of peace of mind

Move to a retirement village and live inexpensively – and in a better environment Worrying about money is the last thing you want to do when you retire, but with the cost of living rising and incomes often failing to keep pace, it’s not always easy to ensure you can enjoy the quality of life […]

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A gift that is priceless

From pension pots to bonds, how can you give your grandchildren a head start? For growing numbers of British families, there’s no one quite like grandma (or grandpa) for help with everything from babysitting to household chores. Soaring childcare costs and long working hours mean that 7m grandparents now look after their grandchildren and help […]

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Soaking up the atmosphere

Help soothe away the aches and pains of the winter months by treating yourself to a spa experience Smooth moves Champneys Age Excellence range of skincare products and treatments has been designed for mature skin and aims to improve elasticity and skin tone, and target blemishes. The products contain Tetrapeptide-21, the latest beauty buzz product […]

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Pains and needles

Once thought of as a quack treatment, acupuncture is now available for some on the NHS When Vanessa Cox Pendray developed osteoarthritis in her neck following an injury, moving her head became extremely painful and restricted. As a textile designer and later a ceramic artist, it was especially hard for her to cope. “I’m a […]

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Adding growth to your pension

Investing in timber can offer a stable, flexible and secure eco-friendly saving plan If you require an investment that offers good returns, stability and security, then Ethical Forestry’s timber investments deserve your consideration. A typical forestry investment of £18,000 over 12 years projects returns of £104,189. The investments pay out in regular intervals, making them […]

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The gift of companionship

Older people don’t have to be lonely this Christmas as Abbeyfield prepares to open its doors to those facing the festive season on their own Christmas for most people is a time of cheer and being together with family and friends. Sadly, however, that’s not the case for everyone, and a growing number of older people […]

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Chew with confidence

If you want to regain that winning smile, you can’t do much better than opt for dental implants When you lose a tooth, it is often best for your oral health to have it replaced. Missing teeth can affect your ability to chew and speak, and can increase the burden on your remaining teeth as […]

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A new lease of life

A new lease of life

A unique knee brace is helping chef Stuart Ford continue to cook up a storm at work Stuart Ford enjoys his career as a chef, but there was a time when knee pain threatened his job. The 53-year-old, who spends hours on his feet as head chef at a restaurant in Newquay, Cornwall, says: “When […]

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Stash in the attic

Sorting through a lifetime of possessions and memories can be traumatic, but the right help can take the distress out of downsizing  Downsizing from a large three bedroom house to a retirement flat half the size threatened to be a highly distressing experience for George and Elizabeth Whittle. The 75-year-old former City banker and his […]

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Still living life to the full

Still living life to the full

Retaining independence and a sense of community is paramount at award-winning country retirement village “If I have one complaint,” said a relative of one of the residents of St George’s Park retirement village, “it’s that I can never get hold of my mother. She’s always doing something!” I had done my homework, so I knew […]

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