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Our latest features are focussing on safety - whether at home or on holiday!


Today preservatives are part of our everyday food

100 years on from the Titanic, how safe is modern cruising?

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Maggi's Relationship Column

Visit Scotland

Health food of the month: Sour bread

sour breadOne bread that has risen dramatically in popularity in recent years is sour bread and this should be of especial interest to our age group when many people start to suffer from digestive problems because it can reduce bloating and digestive discomfort.


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

Oriental mini sweetcorn skewers

Cooked on the Social Grill


California Prune and Orange Hot Cross Buns by Peter Sidwell

California Prune and Orange Hot Cross BunsPut a twist on a traditional Easter bake with these Prune and Orange Hot Cross Buns from Peter Sidwell. With hints of spices, cardamom and green tea this will definitely be a change from the normal Easter offering. These buns are best enjoyed warm from the oven and smoothered in soft creamy butter.



Today preservatives are part of our everyday food

Packaged meat

Preservatives help to ensure we can buy a wide variety of food and drinks that are fresh and haven’t gone off. But how safe are all these additives?



 100 years on from the Titanic, how safe is modern cruising?

Cruising holidays are more popular than ever…but are there still risks as we put to sea in the gigantic ocean liners?



Maggi's Relationship Column:
Back to an age-old subject. Depression.

My granddaughter is staying with me. She is taking a break form her studies to recover from a broken relationship and consequent depression. In the meantime, I have been made aware of the reasons why, as we age, we might so easily slide into a depressed state. There are many.



Scotland's top castles

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Aberdeenshire

Visit Scotland have been on the hunt for the best castles in Scotland!

Find out which of the picturesque ruins, grand tower houses and mighty fortresses was crowned the king of Scottish castles and see if you agree.



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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Balearic Outdoor Holidays - To be enjoyed not endured

terrace next to the seaBalearic Outdoor Holidays have been working with us for the last 4 years and it's certainly been a collaboration that's worked for us both. It's good to know that LaterLife subscribers are in such good hands when they book a walking holiday on Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza with this wonderful family run company.

However, don't take their, or our word for it. Here's a few comments sent to them from recent guests:

"First of all, a really big thank you for 2 fabulous holidays this autumn. They aren't just holidays and move the spirit in such an uplifting way". Jane..Menorca singles walking September and Mallorca singles Walking October 2017.

"As always, we had such a good time and we enjoyed this holiday, the best of the 3 that we've had with you so far. Roll on October 2018. See you then". Susan and Martin...Mallorca couples walking October 2017.

"It's the first time I've done a week's walking and I really enjoyed the variety, the company, the lunches and all of the personal touches you put into place to make such a rewarding experience. Mary...Ibiza singles walking September 2017.

We had a wonderful week with you and John. Thank you so much. We would like to make a provisional booking for 4th May 2018. Carole and Thomas...Menorca couples walking May 2017.

If you'd like to find out for yourself what makes Balearic Outdoor holidays so special, drop them a line or call them on freephone 0800 072 4832.

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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
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Jennie's special offers - direct to you from Silver Towers

At the start of April, some have a jolly spring clean and some stride out into the fresh air! At Silver Towers, we are certainly in the latter category. And with a lightening of the evenings, it is much easier to enjoy the great outdoors. Electric bikes too are a rather nifty way to take the strain out of undulations, large and small, read more later!

The Silver Traveller in our photo is enjoying a moment of peace and quiet at Hope Cove in Dorset, quite possibly after a drive along the A303, which is beautiful when not beset with roadworks.

Voting for the Silver Travel Awards are continuing apace, you can vote until 15th May, and we are now opening the ballot for 15 pairs of tickets for our members to attend the Awards ceremony on July 9th at the National Portrait Gallery. If you would like to apply to join us that evening, email, with Awards in the subject line.

Vote now



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...


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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Maggi's Relationship Column

Scanning through the concerns of your writers, I realised I am fortunate in being in a happy place in my 70th year. I have a son, grandchildren, friends, siblings, a dog and a home all of which I love, and I enjoy holidays abroad.

But I’m worried about my son who was divorced after a 10-year marriage to a very controlling woman. He has now entered a similar relationship.




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.



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

Top 4 things to remember when you're choosing a printer
Is smart tech safe?
What are the best first smartphones for kids?

More KNOWHOW Articles

Art Masterclass
A Shropshire Barn

a shropshire barn





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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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

sour bread

Health food of the month
Sour bread

One bread that has risen dramatically in popularity in recent years is sour bread and this should be of especial interest to our age group when many people start to suffer from digestive problems because it can reduce bloating and digestive discomfort.



Retirement Workshops

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

Sally Smith

Sally Smith

LaterLife features editor

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Current Competitions:

Enter the April Prize Draw

This month’s prize will give the lucky winner and their partner a really in-depth 8 day tour of historical France, taking in the glories of Paris, Mont St Michael, Monet’s Honfleur, Rouen, the beautiful Loire Valley and the evocative Normandy beaches. Trafalgar provide immersive tours: you’ll be accompanied by a tour director throughout the trip with specialist local guides, staying in 3* or 4* hotels where breakfast is provided each day.   


Competition closes on the 30th April 2018

WIN Below the Surface season 1 on DVD!

From SAM Productions comes BELOW THE SURFACE, a sophisticated Scandinavian thriller set against the backdrop of Copenhagen in crisis.

This thrilling eight-part series comes from creator Kaspar Barfoed, whilst BAFTA award-winning writer/creator of The Killing Søren Sveistrup joins fellow BAFTA winner and Borgen creator Adam Price and A Royal Affair producer Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen as fellow executive producers.

We have two boxsets to give away!

Competition closes 31st May 2018

WIN Hall and Oates Live in Dublin
on DVD!

Hall and Oates Live in Dublin

Daryl Hall and John Oates are one of the most successful recording duos of all time with a string of hit singles and gold and platinum albums to their name including six US No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, all of which are included in this superb live show.

We have 5 copies of the ‘Live in Dublin’ DVD up for grabs, courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment

Competition closes 31st May 2018

WIN Hugh Laurie Live on the Queen Mary on DVD!

Hugh Laurie Live on the Queen Mary

Filmed on 26 March 2013, this show was a dream come true for Hugh Laurie when he took to the stage in the magnificent Art Deco surroundings of the famous liner Queen Mary.

His engaging personality and skilful playing make for a perfect evening of sublime blues in a wonderfully intimate setting.

We have 5 copies to giveaway, courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment

Competition closes 31st May 2018

WIN tickets to An Ideal Husband at the Vaudeville Theatre, London!

An Ideal Husband

Starring real-life father and son Edward (The Audience, West End; The Day of the Jackal, ITV) and Freddie Fox (The Judas Kiss, West End; Cucumber & Banana, Channel 4; E4), Frances Barber (Silk, BBC; Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare’s Globe), Nathaniel Parker (This House, West End; Wolf Hall, West End & Broadway), Sally Bretton (Not Going Out, BBC; King Lear, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Susan Hampshire (Forsyte Saga, Monarch of the Glen, BBC).

We have one pair of tickets to give away!

Competition closes 31st May 2018

WIN Katherine Jenkins' Believe Live on DVD!

Katherine Jenkins Believe Live

This stunning concert from London's O2 Arena in March 2010 sees Katherine Jenkins take her live performance to a whole new level! Theatrical, spectacular and exciting, Katherine is singer, dancer, actress and circus performer, singing a range of music from virtuoso classical pieces to standards, cabaret, musical theatre and rock.

We have 5 copies to giveaway, courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment!

Competition closes 31st May 2018

WIN Michael Bolton Live at the Royal Albert Hall on DVD!

Michael Bolton Live at the Royal Albery Hall

Join Michael Bolton for an unforgettable concert at London's famous Royal Albert Hall as he delivers hit after hit in his trademark soulful style in front of a packed audience.

We have 5 copies of Michael Bolton, ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ up for grabs, courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment!

Competition closes 31st May 2018

WIN The Shannara Chronicles
Season Two on DVD!

Shannara Chronicles

STUDIOCANAL is proud to announce that Season 2 of the sci-fi adventure drama THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on 30th April 2018. Pre-order now.

To celebrate, we’re giving away 2 DVD copies!

Competition closes 31st May 2018

WIN Simply Red, Live at Montreux
on DVD!

Simply Red are one of the most successful British acts of all time. This concert, filmed on 15 July 2003, was part of the tour in support of their multi-platinum album “Home”. It features several tracks from that album, including three UK hit singles, along with many of their biggest hits and best loved album tracks.

The DVD contains the complete show from 2003 plus bonus tracks from 2010 -providing over 2 hours of Simply Red live in concert!

We have 5 copies to give away courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment!

Competition closes 31st May 2018