Tag Archives: Issue 1

Letter from the editor

Welcome to your new-look Get up and go We’ve had a redesign, creating space for more interviews, news and events, plus an expanded finance section. And we have a new columnist, the writer and broadcaster Hunter Davies, who will be holding forth on what it’s like to be a grandfather and all round older person […]

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Hunter Davies

Senior moment When my wife was pregnant with our first child, back in – can’t have been that long ago, impossible, seems like yesterday, let me think, using both hands – back in l964, I got a call from the Royal Free Hospital to ask if I would like to come along to something brand […]

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Handle with care

Now is the time to take control of funding care for later life, says Linda Whitney It’s something many of us are thinking about – how our care in later life is managed and funded. A social care overhaul is in the offing, with the government due to give a progress report on last year’s […]

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Priceless history

The landmark events of 2012 are an ideal opportunity to begin your journey into the rewarding world of coin collecting All eyes are on us in 2012 for what is guaranteed to be a landmark year for British history, celebrated across the world. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games […]

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Let’s talk about cancer

Men are reluctant to open up about their health, but with early diagnosis and targeted brachytherapy treatment, prostate cancer doesn’t have to mean the end of the world, says Deborah Wain It was, says William Gillies, like “being hit by a sledgehammer”. The property landlord was fit and well, had no symptoms when he was […]

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Travel insurance you could bank on

It’s that time of year – no-one can escape the advertisements, supplements and features about holidays and travel. The holiday rotas are beginning to appear in the workplace and dates of school holidays are already pencilled in. If you’re retired and not governed by the work or domestic diary, holidays can be taken as and […]

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Are you sold on gold?

Is gold still a worthwhile investment, or is its shine wearing off? Our amateur investor Tom McIntosh reports Gold has its own special allure. Brides, Bond villains and Olympic hopefuls all covet it. Spandau Ballet rhapsodised about it. Gordon Brown was less fond of it, but investors have remained steadfastly loyal. It is the metal […]

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See it to believe it

Cataracts affect the quality of life for 60 per cent of over-60s. Now, a pioneering surgery offers a safer, more effective alternative to cataract removal Jonathan Hatley has struggled with poor eyesight since the onset of cataracts – but a revolutionary approach to eye surgery changed everything. Mr Hatley is a fit and active 70 […]

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Why settle for anything less?

Today’s retirement homes go beyond the idea of small and functional. From stately homes to wildflower meadows, there’s something to suit the tastes of even the most discerning retiree To the uninitiated, a “retirement community” conjures up images of identical homes lacking character and individuality. To those in the know, however, it means quite the […]

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The near perfect asset

With a track record of consistent growth, forestry is a stable and attractive alternative for forward-thinking investors If you are one of the millions of people in the UK who are wondering what to do to rescue your pension, or are looking for a high-return investment for your savings plan or family trust, then you […]

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