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Finding friends at Christmas

Older people don’t have to be lonely over the festive season with housing and care national charity Abbeyfield’s Companionship at Christmas campaign Towards the end of summer, families up and down the country start the countdown to Christmas which, for most people, is a time of good cheer and a chance to see family and […]

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Retiring to somewhere that continues to care

Sheltered housing might give you independence. A care home will look after your health needs. But a fast-growing cadre of retirement communities is offering the best of both 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 […]

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Planning for the future

Embarking on a new life after finishing work can be daunting unless you get the right help, says retirement planning charity Life Academy When our forebears retired, they waved goodbye to their careers. Slippers, rocking chair, doting grandchildren and a few years of dignified decline were all they aspired to. For today’s retirees, however, it […]

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Gallic charm brings a pension bonus

Forget a year in Provence, with UK pensions in a mess now could be the time to invest longer term in French property Stuck in the quagmire of the current UK pension landscape, now could be the time for millions of Britons in search of reliable income in retirement to look across the channel to […]

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Maximising your money’s potential

Interest rates may be in the doldrums but the Schroder Income Maximiser fund shows that expectations for returns on your investments don’t have to be low Achieving a high income when interest rates are persistently low isn’t easy as they erode yields on financial assets across the board. However, there are still products available which […]

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Draw on our experience

Rates are at a record low so investors beware – buying an annuity could seriously damage your wealth, says the Pension Drawdown Company When financing your retirement, an annuity can seem like a good option. Annuity rates loosely follow the Bank of England base rate (see chart). With the base rate being held at a […]

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Living the dream in later life

Richmond Villages opens its doors to reveal a luxurious environment which has all the ingredients for a happy retirement Award-winning Richmond Villages has five centres throughout the country, and the retirement village operator invited Senior Living along to its very latest creation, Richmond Letcombe Regis in Oxfordshire, for a tour with the village manager Elisabeth […]

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