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Powered exercise:
the gentle way to start
toning up


A fitness company offering a whole range of toning tables has opened near us. Toning is a word we probably heard in our youth and it seems to be coming back into fashion. But what does it really mean?



Silver Travel Advisor Article:

The thought of taking a holiday by yourself might appear more than a touch brave, and you’re right! However, we are frequently told that once that first trip is under your belt, nothing could be simpler and you’ll wonder what took you so long. Here are our suggestions for getting started.   

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Introducing bodykind

bodykind - supplements, beauty and wellbeing

From humble beginnings, and only a handful of quality products, bodykind now has a growing team of dedicated and knowledgeable staff and thousands of premium quality natural health and beauty products to choose from.

Health food of the month - Ice cream

couple eating ice time, summer weather (well warm rain at least!)...and of course time for ice cream.
Of course while you don’t eat ice cream as a serious health food, nevertheless the milk and indeed cream offers a whole host of benefits.


WaitroseWaitrose Cellar

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

Creamed cavolo nero on toastPain Perdi of Caramelised PineappleStrawberry shortcake ice cream

Black Rice Salad

Lakeland are the leading supplier in kitchen and homewares and we've teamed up with them to bring you a selection of vegetarian recipes.


Black pudding sausage rollsThe one recipe that’s guaranteed to cause arguments within the family is these sausage rolls. ‘Who’s got the biggest one?’ ‘Who got more?’ ‘Why haven’t you made me these?’



Win an Ultimate
Big Wild Sleepout Kit

We had a technical error with this competition, so we are running it for another month, giving you another chance to win!

RohanRSPB giving nature a home
RSPB Rohan



County Mayo

County Mayo

From brilliant Blue Flag beaches to spectacularly bleak bogland, Mayo musters up one wow-moment after another. But it’s not just a great place to visit...



Our wet British summers

couple with umbrella in a storm

Weather is always a good topic of conversation in the UK...and it is proving particularly popular now as we moan about the continually wet weather this summer.



AXA Health:
The sandwich generation

The sandwich generation most often refers to parents in their late 40s through to their 60s, who are sandwiched between caring for children and their elderly parents, including distance caring for elderly parents. If you’re part of this sandwich generation, it can impact on your life, both financially and emotionally.



UK’s top angling contest on Shropshire Canal this month reels in nearly 500 competitors

men fishing on a canal

Nearly 500 of the nation’s top anglers are set to descend on the Shropshire Union Canal this month for the Angling Trust Division One National Championship.



At Elder, we work to make later years, better years

elderly woman and carerElder is a live-in care company, where a carer moves in with the individual needing care, and looks after them 24/7. Live-in care gives you the peace of mind that your loved one is being personally looked after by a qualified carer, who you get to pick yourself. Your loved one will have the flexibility to continue with their personal daily routine, in the comfort of a familiar environment, near their friends.
It can often be much cheaper than a care home, and there are many different ways to fund it - such as equity release - meaning there is no need to sell the family home to pay for care.

How does Elder help?
We work hard to ensure that you get a carer who matches the specific requirements of the situation. We will then manage the entire care plan, supporting the carer and being available to the family 7 days per week. 

We aim to reduce the stress on the family whilst ensuring the carer is providing an excellent level of care.

Once you begin receiving care with Elder we always stay in touch and operate on a fully transparent basis, constantly looking for feedback to work with you and the carer to make sure we are providing optimal support.


NEW Online Retirement Planning Courses

Many visitors will already know that LaterLife is the leading provider of open Planning Retirement Workshops.

Now we have developed a very comprehensive Online Retirement Planning course, covering both lifestyle and finance, which draws on the extensive experience of delivering face to face courses to the many thousands of delegates each year. By providing alternative paths and optional levels of detail it is applicable whether you are within a few years of retirement, in your first years of retirement, or are still 10-15 years away.


What’s more, during the launch period, we are offering newsletter subscribers a massive 50% discount on the price. Click below to find out more!

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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:

LaterLife Health
LaterLife Travel
Relationship Counselling & Advice Index
All Features & Article Listings


Dear Silver Travellers

It is the main holiday season for sure: the morning commute is easier, there have been torrential downpours in the UK and airports are jolly crowded! However, we’re looking slightly ahead to the British Travel Awards - please VOTE FOR US now in the best travel reviews/ratings website. Last year we were so thrilled to win Silver, and we’d like to do the same, if not better, this year. We need your help – please ask everyone to vote, age actually doesn’t matter on this occasion. You could be a winner too, as there are over 20 holiday prizes to be won for voters.

Now, on with the offers! We’ve a good selection this month (and more by clicking on 'Read more' below) for your delectation. Even better, all of the offers on the gold background are EXCLUSIVE for Silver Travellers!



Gardener's Diary

This month's Gardening Tips:

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

Enjoy a year of gardening inspiration with RHS membership!

Join the RHS today and you’ll enjoy free, year-round entry to more than 200 spectacular gardens*, including the four RHS Gardens where you can bring a family guest for free each time you visit. Plus, enjoy exclusive access to RHS Shows, a monthly copy of The Garden magazine (worth £54 per year), personalised gardening advice from RHS experts and much more.

All this is yours from just £44.25 when you pay by Direct Debit.

Join online or call 020 3176 5820 quoting 3938.

*Ts & Cs apply – please see above link for details.





Passionate about nature, dedicated to saving it.

This article series will bring you top-class feature content, expert advice on how to find the UK's best wildlife and provide a home for nature in your garden, plus the latest news from the RSPB's conservation work.


Black pudding sausage rolls by Candice BrownThe one recipe that’s guaranteed to cause arguments within the family is these sausage rolls. ‘Who’s got the biggest one?’ ‘Who got more?’ ‘Why haven’t you made me these?’



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

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.

Retirement Seminars, Retirement Courses and Retirement Workshops – what they are and why you need one!
Sign up for LaterLife Newsletters

Volunteers' Stories

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

This article series will bring you stories from their volunteers about their inspirational experiences...



Relationship Column:

Dear Maggi,
I am fed up with my situation and upset too. Ever since our son and daughter-in-law found out that my husband voted 'Leave' in our Brexit referendum and there was an almighty row, they have hardly been to visit us.
e are missing so much of our grandchildren's lives that it leaves me feeling rejected and unhappy. As well as that, from the things that were said, we feel criticised for being part of the older generation.
It is so miserable these days in our house. What can I do to persuade my son to get things into a different perspective? We are still his mum and dad, who love him, and care about him and his family just as much as we always did!
Worried Mum


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

The best tablets under £250
A guide to printer paper
Tips for safe shopping online with your tablet or smart phone

More KNOWHOW Articles

Botanical Painting for Beginners – how to paint an iris in watercolour with Jarnie Godwin

Iris, watercolour on Hot-pressed paper, (56x50cm)

A light, accurate drawing is essential for a successful botanical painting. To scale up a subject use a set of proportional dividers to measure and position each of the main elements of the subject. Add some of the features, such as deep fold and creases to map some of the finer details, but leave the very fine detail to be applied in the later stages. With the drawing complete, stretch the paper onto a board.


As per usual, the summer is whizzing by and before we know it, the vibrant colours of autumn will soon be everywhere and it will be time to seek out our favourite jumpers. So if you’re ready for one final hurrah this September – we’ve got it covered!

10 ways to embrace the last of summer
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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

See the list of LATEST ADDITIONS

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LaterLife Travel Insurance

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

Click here for further information and to obtain a quotation

couple eating ice cream

Health food of the month
- Ice cream time, summer weather (well warm rain at least!)...and of course time for ice cream. Of course while you don’t eat ice cream as a serious health food, nevertheless the milk and indeed cream offers a whole host of benefits.


Sally Smith

Sally Smith

LaterLife features editor

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Current Competitions:

Enter the August Prize Draw

August 2017 Prize Draw
This is a super prize for a very lucky winner and their partner, to be taken next year. If you’ve ever fancied a river cruise, this will certainly be one for you – an all-inclusive 8 night voyage ‘Dutch Delights & Charms of Flanders’ from Shearings, departing 15th September 2018!


Competition closes on the 31st August 2017

WIN Another Mother's son on DVD!


Another Mother's Son

Directed by Emmy-nominated Christopher Menaul (Summer in February, Killing Jesus), Signature Entertainment is pleased to announce that  ANOTHER MOTHER’S SON – based on a true story set in World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey – came to DVD AND DIGITAL HD 17th July 2017

ANOTHER MOTHER’S SON tells the true story of Louisa Gould, a largely unsung heroine of the Second World War.

We have 2 DVDs to give away!

Competition closes 31st August 2017

WIN The Sense of an Ending
on DVD

The Sense of an Ending

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING is a deeply moving and uplifting story about the paths chosen in life, and the power of memory, love and forgiveness. It arrived on Blu-ray and DVD 14 August 2017 and will be available on Digital Download from 7 August 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 copies on DVD!

Tony Webster (Academy Award®-winner Jim Broadbent, Bridget Jones’ Baby, The Lady in the Van) is divorced, retired and leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend.

We have 2 DVDs to give away!

Competition closes 31st August 2017

WIN Viceroy's House on DVD
or a copy of Daughter of Empire

Viceroy's House

Based on the true story of the final months of British rule in India, Gurinder Chadha’s VICEROY’S HOUSE released in the UK on Digital Download 24 July 2017 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 7 August 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 x DVD copies as well as 1 x copy of Daughter of Empire, the biography of Pamela Hicks, daughter of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India.

We have 2 DVDs and 1 book to give away!

Competition closes 31st August 2017

WIN The Boy and The Beast
on DVD

The Boy and The Beast

STUDIOCANAL is pleased to announce that THE BOY AND THE BEAST arrives on Digital Download, DVD and Blu-ray on 4th September 2017. Pre-order now.

THE BOY AND THE BEAST tells the story of Kyuta, a young orphan boy living on the streets. One day, Kyuta loses his way and stumbles into the world of beasts, where he meets Kumatetsu, a warrior beast in search of the perfect apprentice.

We have 3 DVDs to give away!

Competition closes 3rd September 2017

WIN Time of Their Lives on DVD!

The Time of Their Lives

Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral on the glamorous French hideaway of Île-de-Ré, former Hollywood siren Helen (Joan Collins) escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla (Pauline Collins), a repressed English housewife stuck in a dwindling marriage.

We have 3 DVDs to give away!

Competition closes 3rd September 2017

Win an Ultimate
Big Wild Sleepout Kit!

We had a technical error with this competition, so we are running it for another month!

RSPB Rohan

To get people started on their Big Wild Sleepout adventure, we have an Ultimate Big Wild Sleepout kit worth £600 to give away as a competition prize. The kit includes a £500 gift voucher, supplied by Rohan, to spend on a selection of outdoor clothing and equipment, and a selection of RSPB nature goodies worth nearly £100.

We have 1 Ultimate Big Wild Sleepout kit worth £600 to give away!

Competition closes 14th September 2017

WIN tickets to see 
A Woman of No Importance
at the Vaudeville Theatre!

Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and ground breaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote.  

Its first offering is an Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville Theatre, revolving around his four great Victorian plays, which shocked and redefined British theatre, and still resonate and refresh today. A Woman of No Importance (6 October to 30 December)

We have 1 pair of tickets to give away!

Competition closes 21st September 2017