What do your dreams really mean?

The relationship between dream content, age, recent experienced emotions and crisis episodes in adults


Summary of research


We aimed in our research to explore how waking emotions and crises relate to the content of dreams. For the study, 250 participants wrote a brief account of their most recent dream and rated recent emotions and crisis experience.

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Health food of the month: Curds and Whey

Bowl of separated milk into curds and wheyRecent research from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, suggests that whey protein could be the most effective way for seniors struggling to rebuild muscle lost from inactivity caused by illness or other problems.

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Roasted Tomato, Chickpea & Halloumi SaladLakeland are the leading supplier in kitchen and homewares and we've teamed up with them to bring you a selection of vegetarian recipes.

Roasted Tomato, Chickpea & Halloumi Salad

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Vegan Millionaire's Shortbread by Juliet Sear

Vegan Millionaire's Shortbread by Juliet SearThere are so many vegan millionaire's shortbread recipes out there that just don't work. This recipe is the best version. It took 4 attempts to make. Juliet Sear made this especially for us and her daughter, who is vegan, taste tested it for us and gave a glowing report. The caramel in this recipe sets really well and it cuts a treat. Don't waste your time making other versions, this is the one. 

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March Newsletter

March sees the start of the busiest time in the gardening year. There are seeds to be sown, onion sets to be planted, winter weeding to complete, bare root trees to plant, lawns to mow and oh so much more.

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Promoting health and physical activity in older age

Northumbria University is conducting research into positive retirement transition, and they need you!

They are currently looking to recruit participants for a longitudinal study, who are planning to retire soon or have recently retired.

You can help future retirees in planning for a healthy retirement both physically and mentally.

Find out more here

 

Shingles vaccinations are now being offered to older people

Person having an injection

Shingles is a bit like gout, a disease we have heard of but something that often isn’t taken very seriously...until one has it oneself. We may be carrying the shingles virus without knowing it.

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The real soap opera

Putting clothes into a washing machine

3-in-1 pods, cold water gel, bio or non bio, non phosphate and now specialist men and spot detergents...it’s got to the state where we probably feel we need a university degree to choose the best washing powder.

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AXA Health

Dementia signs, symptoms and diagnosis

dementia

Poor brain function can be down to many things, but it can be an early warning sign of dementia. So it’s important not to ignore or dismiss it. Knowing the cause of the problem means you can get the right help and treatment. Unfortunately, there is no one test for dementia, partly because it isn’t a single disease.

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One Traveller

Single Traveller Holidays - One Traveller

Long haul with IanWelcome to One Traveller who are new to LaterLife.

One Traveller is a family-run company that offers a very personal service on each of our specially created holidays for mature single travellers.

From river cruises, to touring holidays, to classical music and operatic festivals and the rhythms of the US Deep South, safari drives and visits to world-renowned landmarks. There is a One Traveller holiday for everyone and we would be delighted for you to take the plunge and join our family!

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Northumbria Travel

 

Silver Travel Tips:

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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Thought that your walking holiday days were over?
Please think again.

Menorca Walking HolidaysBalearic Outdoor Holidays are Europe’s leading specialist for walking holidays "to be enjoyed not endured "on the Spanish Balearic Islands of Mallorca and Menorca. We organise holidays for couples, singles and groups alike.

We’ve been organising fully guided walking holidays on these 2 islands for 16 years and have always aimed ourselves at the easier end of the walking holiday market. Our walks are fully guided, backed up with a vehicle tracing the route and are all of around 6 miles in distance. Great accommodation plus wonderful food and wine are also very much a part of our holiday package.

Having said that, people who first enjoyed our holidays 15 years ago when they were in their 60’s are now in their mid to late 70’s and many have told us that even walking 6 miles a day has become a daunting proposition. Balearic Outdoor Holidays is a family business that’s always viewed its guests as friends and nobody likes to lose a friend. 

For this reason and without wishing to alienate any of our customers who enjoy our existing walking holidays, we’ve decided to launch a softer walking product for 2019. For these holidays, we’ll be walking between 3 and 4 miles a day on generally flat or downhill terrain and these holidays will include some sightseeing. 
Other than this, the content of our softer walking holidays will be more or less the same. The walks will be fully guided with 2 guides and a backup vehicle should anyone need a ride along the way. The holiday accommodation is always handpicked and of a high level. It goes without saying that as with any of our holidays, the food and wine is fantastic as well. Also, with the walks being shorter, you’ll have an extra hour in bed!! 

Menorca Walking HolidaysOur “softer” walking holidays for 2019 will take place during the following weeks: 

Friday 15th March – Mallorca 
Friday 31st May – Menorca
Friday 13th September – Menorca (singles only)

The holiday price of £989 includes the following:

7 nights bed and breakfast. 
6 wonderful meals (These will be a combination of lunches and suppers. On the days where our meal is in the evening, a picnic will be provided. All wine is included with our meals). 
5 fully guided walks. 
Airport transfers and all other required transport.
Tea, coffee and biscuits during each walk. 
Drinking water.

If this type of holiday appeals to you, why not send us an email or call us on freephone 0800 072 4832. 
We look forward to hearing from you. 

John and Carolyn.
balearicoutdoorholidays.com

 

Silver Travel Book Club


The very best of travelling and reading!

We know you love travelling, and we also know that many Silver Travellers are just as passionate about books. So what could be better than combining both, and giving you the chance to win a book each month? 

Literary Editor, Andrew Morris, runs the friendly Silver Travel Book Club where each month we pick a book about a different destination and with a travel theme. We invite you to join in the conversation, and two lucky Silver Travel Book Club readers can win one of two free copies each month.

 

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Dear Silver Travellers

Silver Travel

We’ve been inundated with comments about Ikigai this month – and Japan is the flavour of the month. Whether it’s the rugby World Cup, the Olympics next year or Joanna Lumley’s incredible TV series, we’re all turning Japanese here at Silver Towers! And the concept of Ikigai is fascinating – the reason to get out of bed in the morning, and goodness only knows, there are mornings when we really need one of those! 

We are highly excited to announce that voting has begun for the 2019 Silver Travel Awards! Have your say and vote now for those companies that are going the extra mile for mature travellers. You’ll be entered into our free prize draw to win an Inghams week for two in Italy or a three night Shearings hotel break or three days car hire, almost anywhere in the world, from Avis. We are pleased to welcome Shearings and Avis as our Gold sponsors this year, read more about all our sponsors. Next month we'll let you know how to apply for free tickets to our Awards event at BAFTA on 26 June.

Vote now

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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...

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Gardener's Diary

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.

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Have a look at some of the latest job opportunities

or read SkilledPeople.com's article about
Finding a job when you are over 50
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Including new innovative project assignment approach from skilledpeople.com

A 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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Maggi's Relationship Column

Each week I pass a building half hidden in the woods on the road towards Bristol and Bath. Who lives there? Anyone? As I drive past I never have more than a glimpse into that netherworld, but it always sets me wondering, and remembering an incident in my childhood home village.

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RSPB

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.

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

How to make a strong password
Top 4 things to remember when you're choosing a printer
Is smart tech safe?

More KNOWHOW Articles

Art Masterclass
Jungle Falls

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LaterLife Travel

Spotlight of destinations and topics in the Travel Guide 

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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.

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Health food of the month: Curds and Whey

Recent research from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, suggests that whey protein could be the most effective way for seniors struggling to rebuild muscle lost from inactivity caused by illness or other problems.

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Retirement Workshops

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

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Enter the March-April Prize Draw

Silver Travel Avis car hire

Enter the prize draw now

This month we are thrilled to announce a trio of prizes in our free prize draw to celebrate the launch of voting in the Silver Travel Awards! Let us know which travel companies you think are doing an excellent job for the over 50s by voting now, and you’ll be entered into the prize draw. 

Our prizes are a week for two in the Italian Dolomites, a 3 night UK hotel break and a 3 days' car hire anywhere in the world! Great prizes, you must agree. Vote now. 

Competition closes on 30th April 2019


Win a pair of tickets to The Crown Dual!

Kings Head Theatre, Islington
12 March – 6 April

The Crown Dual

Two actors reimagine the story of how Elizabeth Windsor became Queen Elizabeth II (and recreate two resplendent Netflix series) in 70 minutes of frenetic hat-passing, period accents and corgi impressions. A right royal treat for both fans of the show keenly waiting for the third series – and for those wondering what all the fuss is about! 

We have 1 pair of tickets to give away!

Competition closes 26th March 2019


Win tickets to see critically acclaimed play Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre!

Emilia

1609. I AM EMILIA.
WRITER. WIFE. LOVER. MOTHER. MUSE.

400 years ago Emilia Bassano wanted her voice to be heard. It wasn’t. Could she have been the “Dark Lady” of Shakespeare’s sonnets? What of her own poems? Why was her story erased from history?

To book tickets (from £20 during previews) call 0330 333 4814 or visit EmiliaPlay.co.uk

We have 1 pair of tickets to giveaway!

Competition closes 15th April 2019