Archive | August, 2012
Get up & go - August

Get up and go – August

As distributed in The Sunday Telegraph August 26th As summer draws to an end, it seems the whole nation has had 50 Shades of Grey on its holiday reading list – the August edition of Get Up and Go asks what’s driving this new openness, examining changing attitudes to sex and femininity over 50. We also meet […]

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Into the wild

Enjoy the final throes of summer with a breathtaking walk in the Lake Districts  The walk starts in the National Trust car park in Great Wood. This can be reached from the B5289 Keswick to Borrowdale Road about 2km south of Keswick. After parking, locate the southern pedestrian exit. This path leads toward a bridge […]

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Add flavor to your recipe repertoire

Kerry Fowler sinks her teeth into the latest recipe books hitting the shelves Simple Cooking, Antonio Carluccio, Quadrille Publishing, £9.99 “The biggest discovery of a dish happens when you are obliged to use leftovers – how to include them, how to make them interesting,” Carluccio says. “My mother was an artist in it: she knew […]

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Building a bright future

The trend for eco-friendly energy is soaring, but that doesn’t have to mean the cost does too The UK has witnessed an explosion in the installation of solar PV systems over the past two years. A switch in emphasis to greener living and government-backed initiatives such as the Feed in Tariff (FiT) have made the […]

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Festive Friends

You dont’ have to be lonely this Christmas, as one charity prepares to open its doors to those facing the holiday season alone T o help combat the increasing trend in festive isolation among older people, Abbeyfield is once again launching its Companionship at Christmas campaign. The initiative is a home-from-home alternative devised for older […]

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The best of both worlds

Deciding on a retirement home is easier than ever now you no longer have to choose between health care services and independence Some 460,000 people in Britain live in care homes. Rather more (550,000) are in sheltered housing. A far smaller but fast-growing number are choosing to rent or buy accommodation that seeks to combine […]

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Own your future

Dreaming of the perfect retirement home but reluctant to sell your property? It’s time to wake up to the benefits of renting… Finding a practical solution that matches the quality of your retirement living dream may be easier said than done – and renting may not automatically spring to the top of your list of […]

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Planning pays off

Make sure you plan for retirement properly and well in advance – otherwise you risk losing out Only 36 per cent of employers provided pre-retirement planning help for employees, despite the fact that 70 per cent of recipients said it was useful, insurance company Aviva’s Real Retirement report found. The most popular forms of support […]

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A case for cruise control

I always thought cruising was for old people, so naturally I was never interested, not being old. And never will be. It’s only other people who are old such as, well, older people. We did go on the QE2 to New York many years ago, back in 1976, American bicentenary year. I remember the year […]

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Too old to break a taboo?

Are you fired up by Fifty Shades and fancy a different way to stay fit? Belly-dancing is the answer, claims Maureen Paton, who shares with us its bountiful benefits I came very late to the idea of exercise, having ignored it for decades until I reached an ‘interesting’ age and realised I urgently needed it. […]

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