The Laterlife Challenge
The Laterlife Challenge, recognising outstanding activities undertaken
by Britain's over 50s
Laterlife Challenge is all about enjoying retirement,
in particular recognising those who are making the most of their retirement and
are great role models for us all.
It's also an opportunity for us all to participate in doing something about
making the most of our own retirement. during the course of 2010!
We haven't yet formally launched the 2010 Laterlife Challenge but if you
would like to pre-enter, the entry forms are open so you can do so.
And as usual to add an incentive to participating in the Laterlife Challenge
there will be
some great prizes, although we haven't finalised these yet.
You just have to tell us about what you, or people you know, are doing in
Are you having the time of your life and making
the most of your life in retirement?
having a great deal of fun
gaining personal benefit
defying traditional age stereotypes
utilising a lifetime's knowledge, capabilities
doing something for others
With the 50s and 60s generation now retired or
coming up to retirement it's time to unleash some of that spirit of
adventure, vigour and opportunity we had back in the 50s and 60s and
bring it into our plans for today and tomorrow! The Laterlife
Challenge aims to encourage that spirit!
Click to submit an entry
have the Time of Your Life in Retirement!
Doing Something for Others
We mean helping others in the broadest sense.
It can be doing some voluntary work (just ? a day a week can be a
huge help). Or how about that first aid course you always meant to
do? Or you could encourage your employer or ex-employer to become an
employer champion in the Government’s ‘Age Positive’ initiative. Or
you could negotiate a product or service discount for over 50s in
your area (you tell us, we’ll publish it). If you really want to go
to town how about a ‘gap year’ with VSO (the more mature are just as
welcome these days)?
Think about how can you best use your time and skills to help
Raising Money Together
Why not do something to raise money for charity
either local or national?
You could do this by yourself but
getting together with others is
likely to make it even more fun. Also a group
effort is likely to be more productive and to help bring a mix of
skills to achieving the objective.
Think about getting some exposure of what you are doing and
encouraging others to do the same. It could be contacting your local
newspaper, or local radio station, a handout through the doors in
your area, a slot on a local web site….. Whatever you feel you can
These are just a few thoughts; we want to hear about
how you (or someone you know) are doing something for others
whatever that may be.
Or if you are just getting going we want to
encourage encourage you to use your imagination.
The Challenge is all about sharing our ideas, so
we would like you to tell us
about people you know (including yourself) and examples of what they
or you are doing in retirement which may help to
Also read the
general notes about who
can take the
You and they can win some great prizes.
Read about other activities you might be doing or
thinking of doing as part of the Challenge?
Click on the title above for more
Pre-retirement Courses section here on laterlife or our
dedicated Retirement Courses site