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Challenge Regional Winner:

Read about our Regional winner for Wales & Midlands - Ruth Baker

Thank you to everyone who entered this year.

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Health food of the month - Lamb

This is such a lovely time of year and we can't let the weeks go past without mentioning a top favourite meal at this time of year... lamb.



Take a look at this month's recipe inspiration for starters, mains and desserts.


These cream tea strawberry jam tarts are perfect to have with afternoon tea. Serve with whipped cream and a glass of Pimms to make them a beautifully indulgent afternoon treat.


Laughter is the best medicine…and it is free!

When you start to laugh, it doesn't just help to cheer you up, but it actually brings about physical changes in your body that can have real benefit.



Camping and Caravanning

A holiday under canvas or in a mobile home makes self-catering holidays much more flexible and in many cases less expensive. Our Travel Editors, Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan take to the road.



Start Your 10,000 Steps Journey Here

We all know exercise is great for staying fit and healthy as well as being a powerful mood booster.


Planning Retirement Online


Current LaterLife Articles

You'll find in the boxes below below links to the current editions of each of our various articles or special features, or you can jump straight to main sections like Health & Travel here:

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Introducing: Volunteers' StoriesLogo

From IVS, the International Voluntary Service

Founded in 1931, IVS is a non-profit organisation that promotes peace and social justice through volunteering.

This new article series will bring you stories from their volunteers about their inspirational experiences helping local communities n the UK and around the world

In the first edition Pat Barker, a senior volunteer with IVS for many years, talks about her experiences living with villagers in Thailand and helping them better their environmental practices.



Gardener's Diary

Gardening Jobs this month: Moss on lawns

In association with The Royal Horticultural Society - the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening.



Beyond the Headlines: The Forgotten Mourners

By Jeanne Davis, written in her usual thought provoking and entertaining style

This month Jeanne looks at how being older but wiser is supported by science


Our brand new baking series' second installment is cream tea strawberry jam tarts, which are perfect to have with afternoon tea



Have a look at some of the latest job opportunities

or read's article about Finding a job when you are over 50.

Including new innovative project assignment approach from

Meatpacks deliver high quality, value for money meat delivered straight to your doorstep.

To get 10% off at Meatpacks just type in the code laterlife99 at the checkout.

Not valid with items in the following categories: Special Offers, Customer Orders & Redeem Vouchers.

Health food of the month - Lamb

This is such a lovely time of year and we can't let the weeks go past without mentioning a top favourite meal at this time of year... lamb.


Retirement Seminars, Retirement Courses and Retirement Workshops – what they are and why you need one!

If you have friends or relations in South Africa let them know about LaterLife South Africa

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LaterLife features editor

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Look Fabulous Forever

A new series by Tricia Cusden, Founder and MD of make up brand Look Fabulous Forever, that gives guidance on beauty.


Relationship Column:

This month Maggi has been asked to help one of our younger readers who is concerned by how a new relationship among her siblings is changing their relationship to the family


A series focused on helping us enjoy technology products for years to come

This month we look at choosing good, powerful, passwords that aren't easy to guess to keep our details safe and secure.

Choosing a password

LaterLife TechnoFile

Technofile will help you to understand some of the bewildering array of technology available today, and possibly help to keep up with your grandchildren!

This month: Wearable Smart Tech


YoucandoIT is a Question and Answer series written by Jackie Sherman focusing on computer queries.


Art Masterclass:
Painting the Pembrokeshire Coastline

Each month LaterLife presents a feature from either The Artist or its sister publication, Leisure Painter. 


LaterLife Travel

Award winning travel writers, broadcasters and photographers Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan spotlight destinations and topics in the Travel Guide

Hugh Taylor Moira McCrossan

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Designed for the more mature traveller and covers single trip insurance up to age 85 and annual policies up to age 75.

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Retirement Planning & FinanceA fresh approach to providing financial information

Read about the LaterLife Retirement Planning & Finance web site. A valuable resource for you and your children.

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Enter the May Prize Draw

This month we have two wonderful prizes to give away, a fabulous short break in Budapest or a week's holiday in the Algarve.

Staying for 3 nights at The ARCadia Hotel in Budapest, our lucky winner and their partner will be thoroughly spoilt with the many free treats provided in and around this very vibrant city. There is history and culture, with many UNESCO sites, a lively art and music scene, thermal baths and wellbeing centres along with great dining.

Our second winner will be heading to the Algarve with a partner to enjoy a wonderful week in the Algarve staying at one of nine Luna Hotels & Resorts, all replete with excellent amenities. The Algarve is home to some of Europe's most beautiful beaches and sports facilities, with excellent restaurants too, all in a glorious climate.

Competition closes on the 31st May 2015

Would you like a break from routine – and the chance to have a change of scene at no cost to yourself?

Why not become a Homesitter?

Since 1980 Homesitters Ltd has been employing mature, responsible people to live in other people’s homes and care for their pets and possessions while the owners are away. The company has a nationwide network of nearly 1000 carefully vetted employees.

Find out more...

Poor Sleep and Chronic Illness Go Hand-In-Hand

Imagine a pan fire starting in your kitchen. If you were to throw water on that fire, it would only spread the flames. Throwing even more water on it would make it even worse, creating a vicious cycle that could be devastating to your home. It turns out that poor sleep and chronic illness are very similar.

Your Space Music Lessons

Have you ever wanted to play the piano?

If you are interested in piano lessons from Your Space Music Lessons, try booking a free taster session. During this 20 minute session you can discuss your thoughts and aspirations and consider if piano lessons are for you.

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Current Competitions

Competition closes on the 14th June 2015

Competition closes on the 7th June 2015

Competition closes on the 7th June 2015