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Smoking still a threat

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When we were young smoking was still fashionable; indeed for many of us taking that first puff was the entry to a new sophisticated world! How wrong we were…it is well documented now the terrifying harm smoking does to our long-term health.



Silver Travel Advisor Article:

Are you, like me, done with airport hassle? I simply cannot stand in another queue at some ungodly hour, shoes off, clutching my trousers as now beltless, whilst trying to grapple my laptop out of my rucksack and pop my lipstick in a plastic bag that’s always too small or won’t close properly! No more can I do it. It is Great Britain for me this year. And upon investigation, there are some seriously good holiday options available.

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ITV are on the lookout for grandparents!

Anyone interested in more information can simply email or call on 0207 157 4774. 

Health food of the month - Cabbage

sauerkrautToday we know that not only can cabbage be turned into a fabulous tasty vegetable, but it is also a health food.


WaitroseWaitrose Cellar

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

Heston's Smoked salmon & kimchi okonomiyakiSavoy cabbage parcelsPinapple and Muscovado Creams 

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


Millionaire's Shortbread with Cadbury's Créme EggsMillionaire’s Shortbread is a timeless classic British treat. It combines a layer of shortbread with a thick layer of caramel and topped with a rich chocolate. This version then takes it to the next level! Top it with Cadbury’s Mini Créme Eggs to make the ultimate indulgent Easter tray bake. Millionaire’s Shortbread with Cadbury’s Mini Créme Eggs- you can use bigger eggs if you want.


What do you think about
house-sharing in later-life?

What are your thoughts about house sharing on a permanent or semi-permanent basis in later life?

Cohabitas would like to ask LaterLife readers to answer a questionnaire about house sharing and is offering a Fabulous Lanzarote holiday for you and a friend as a prize for one lucky winner. It just takes a few minutes.

Complete the survey
to win a holiday!





The Titanic Story in Belfast

Go back about 100 years in America. Canal Street and Brooklyn have just been connected by the Manhattan Bridge; Henry Ford is toasting to 10,000 cars sold.



Age of discrimination

age discrimination

Discrimination for our age group is alive and well, according to a new survey. Millions of over-50s have suffered age discrimination not only at work, but in shops and even in their local GP's surgery, a study has found.
​Since turning 50, almost four in ten said they experienced age discrimination.



Scotland - The Mull of Galloway

Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan spent a few days exploring the picturesque villages, beaches, walking trails and historical settlements of a narrow peninsula known as The Rhins of Galloway, starting from the most southerly part of Scotland, The Mull of Galloway.



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


Jennie's special offers direct to you from Silver Towers

Dear Silver Travellers

Welcome to our March special offers newsletter, packed as usual with superb offers, at home, abroad, by train, on rivers and the high seas! With Easter just around the corner, holidays may be on your mind, along with lots of chocolate and hopefully, a few glorious spring days.

We are delighted that so many of you are voting for your favourite travel companies and destinations in the Silver Travel Awards, and you could win a Saga Cruise for two. So do be sure to vote now! And ask your friends and family, of the mature variety, to join in too.

The WI Fair at Alexandra Palace, London takes place from 29 March to 1 April, we are looking forward to seeing some of you there and having our first experience of this venerable institution!

There are just a few days to enter the March free prize draw, where you could win a UK short break at an adult-only, half-board Warner Leisure Hotels for 2 people, or a stay in a luxurious silver birch cabin from Forest Holidays for up to 4 people.

Enter now



Gardener's Diary

This month's Gardening Tips: Jobs to do this month and Sowing vegetable seeds

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.

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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.


Millionaire's Shortbread with Cadbury's Créme EggsMillionaire’s Shortbread is a timeless classic British treat. It combines a layer of shortbread with a thick layer of caramel and topped with a rich chocolate. This version then takes it to the next level! Top it with Cadbury’s Mini Créme Eggs to make the ultimate indulgent Easter tray bake. Millionaire’s Shortbread with Cadbury’s Mini Créme Eggs- you can use bigger eggs if you want.



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!
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Balearic Outdoor Holidays.


To be enjoyed not endured.

We organise guided walking holidays on the enchanting Spanish islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza.

All walks are completely backed up and you'll feel  looked after from the minute that you arrive.

Our holidays feature achievable walking, great accommodation plus wonderfull food and drink.

Call us on freephone 0800 072 4832 or visit our website for more information.



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:

I overheard a conversation on the bus a few days ago and it struck me as being the cry of so many grandparents.

A couple in their late fifties were discussing a forthcoming birthday party for one of their grandchildren.


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

This month we look at HDTV.

Understanding HDTV
A guide to digital radio
Kids' headphones - what protection do they offer for young ears?

More KNOWHOW Articles

Use Watercolour and Gouache to Paint Expressive Landscapes with Robert Dutton

Glowing Autumn Light – Buttermere, The Lake District, gouache, watercolour and pastel on Canson Moulin du Roy 140lb (300gsm) HP 100 per cent rag watercolour paper, (38x53.5cm).

Asked about the difference between watercolour and gouache, my students often answer, ‘Gouache paintings are opaque, chalky and watercolours are transparent’. In theory, yes.


Visit Scotland

“What’s a foodie daddy?” asks my five-year-old daughter Emma as we ease out of the drive on a 1,000km week-long foodie odyssey around Scotland. I stumble to define it exactly, replying, “it’s someone who loves food and both cares about where it comes from and how it’s cooked”.

Four Family Foodie Experiences
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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

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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.

Click here for further information and to obtain a quotation


Health food of the month
- Cabbage

Today we know that not only can cabbage be turned into a fabulous tasty vegetable, but it is also a health food.


Sally Smith

Sally Smith
LaterLife features editor

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Warner holidays

This month’s prize is especially for single travellers – a week’s Lakeland Explorer with Chapters Experience Holidays


Competition closes on the 30th April 2017

WIN a Going In Style prize bundle!

Going In Style

Going In Style is the hilarious new comedy directed by Zach Braff, arriving in UK cinemas on April 7.

The film stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin and to celebrate the release, two people have the chance to win a terrific prize bundle inspired by the film.

Competition closes 1st May 2017

WIN a Frank Sinatra DVD Collection!

Frank Sinatra All or Nothing

Throughout his nine-decade career, Frank Sinatra performed on more than 1,400 recordings and was awarded 31 gold, nine platinum, three double platinum and one triple platinum album by the Recording Industry Associated of America. Eagle Rock Entertainment continue to release their definitive Frank Sinatra Collection DVDs, pulling together some of the finest performances on television and in concert from the greatest entertainer of the 20th century...and this is your chance to win all the titles in the series to date!

Competition closes 2nd May 2017

WIN A United Kingdom on DVD!

A United Kingdom DVD

The irresistible love story of the year – Amma Asante’s A UNITED KINGDOM – arrives in the UK on Blu-ray™ DVD and Digital HD through Twentieth Century Fox and Pathé on 20 March 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 DVDs!

Competition closes 2nd May 2017

See the Menier Chocolate Factory’s sold out Love in Idleness at the Apollo Theatre!

Love In Idleness

Following a sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Terence Rattigan’s brilliant comedy Love in Idleness transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 50 performances only.

This brand new production marks Trevor Nunn's exciting return to Rattigan's work, following the huge success of Flare Path.

We have one pair of tickets to give away!

Competition closes 4th May 2017

WIN a luxurious robe
from HotSpring World!

Here’s your chance to WIN a luxurious robe worth £44.99 from HotSpring World - the Hot Tub Professionals!

Give yourself that cossetted warm and cosy feeling around the house or garden, all wrapped up in sheer luxury!

HotSpring World Spas start from just £2795 so just imagine taking a relaxing hydrotherapy massage, whenever you would like, all in the comfort of your family home?

Competition Closes 16th May 2017

WIN a Film Poster, Book
and DVD bundle with

The Sense of an Ending

THE SENSE OF AN ENDING is a gorgeous, affecting film based on Julian Barnes' Booker Prize winning novel of the same name. Starring Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Michelle Dockery, the film is out in UK cinemas 14th April. To celebrate this exciting release we have three prize bundles to giveaway.

Competition closes 17th May 2017