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Happy 10th Birthday Laterlife                                      September 2009 


Happy birthday to the laterlife team

If you have only recently become involved in Laterlife you may be surprised that we have been going for 10 years.

The Laterlife teamYes, in 1999 our managing director Tony Clack was well ahead of the game when he started this wide reaching online organisation. At the end of the last decade, the internet was still fairly basic. Online social groups and networking had hardly started; online magazines were mainly vague ideas in publishers’ eyes; and the big ideas of online businesses were bursting all around us during the collapse of the “internet bubble”.

Starting a new online service at such an inauspicious time was a major risk, but Tony knew he had identified a real need to inform, help and entertain a new group of young minded people approaching or already into retirement.

It was the time of radical change in retirement. Only a few years before reaching 60 or 65 marked the end of life as it had been known; the years ahead were deemed to be grey, inactive and a slow decline into old age.

The launch of laterlife marked the radical changing point for all of this. Over 50? Over 60? Over 70? Life can still offer fun, rewards – the whole gambit of a full and happy life and Tony was determined to encourage everyone to take full advantage of everything that was on offer.

Today laterlife is still leading the way into this exciting new era. It is one of the best and most popular over 50s websites in the UK and now it is rapidly extending its activities into new exciting areas. Already it is the leading provider of open Pre-retirement Workshops in the country, running workshops in some 37 locations under its Laterlife Learning brand. Its Laterlife Challenge has attracted interest and extraordinary entries from right across the country – the current challenge for 2009 is on its way to being the biggest success yet. Its new “Starting to run your Own Business in Laterlife” is taking off fast as new retirees decide they have a completely new life ahead of them. Plans for a variety of other ideas are also under consideration.

Being over 50 has never been more fun, and it is great that laterlife is continuing to help everyone make the most of their retirement years.

A very happy birthday indeed laterlife!



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