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Icy welcome to new pain relief

ice bath

Interesting news from researchers in the UK...evidently a short plunge in cold water can work as an effective treatment to combat serious pain.


Health food of the month - Coconut Flour

Coconut FlourCoconut flour is growing fast in popularity as people learn about its high levels of nutrients, its low calories and how it is very easy to digest.


WaitroseWaitrose Cellar

Take a look at our range of Waitrose Recipes for inspiration.

Haggis bon bons with whisky sauceTraditional haggis with whisky gravyToffee profiteroles with pineapple and basil cream

Anna Jones' Pistachio and Elderflower Cordial Cake

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


Carrot CakeMary Berry carrot cake recipe is a wonderful version of this classic cake.







From Cobh to Ellis Island: 5,000 kilometres into history

The Gathering Annie Moore

On the morning of 2 January 1892, New Yorkers woke up to a story that would define their city as the immigration capital of the world for the next 100 years



 World wildlife day - helping to save the big cats


Five years ago the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 3rd March as UN World Wildlife Day, marking the day a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species was signed.  Today it has become an important global event dedicated to the world’s wildlife.

World Wildlife Day 2018 on 3rd March is now fast approaching and this year features big cats as a major theme.



AXA Health
Growing old gracefully

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Now that we’re living longer, we all want to stay healthy and active for longer too. We reveal the steps you can take to grow old gracefully



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


Sivler Traveller 2018 Issue 1

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

Well, we’re off, with the first special offers newsletter of the year. There are holidays of all types, to destinations worldwide, below and you can find many more on the website too – take a look! Happy in Hayling Island, bold in Beijing and relaxed in Rome – we can suggest holidays in all these places and more.

You’ve been requesting the new edition of The Silver Traveller in your droves, and we trust you’ll find information and tales of holidays to interest and entertain you. If you haven’t had your free copy yet, here’s where to order one.

And do enter this month’s holiday prize draw, you could win a week in Europe for up to four people!

Enter this month's holiday prize draw



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.


Mary Berry Carrot CakeMary Berry carrot cake recipe is a wonderful version of this classic cake. A full-fat cream cheese frosting is the traditional topping, but here a low-fat soft cheese is suggested, and it tastes equally as good. If you prefer not to have frosting at all, spread with clear honey on top of the cake while it is hot from the oven, and sprinkles with chopped walnuts. 



Have a look at some of the latest job opportunities

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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.

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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...



Relationship Column:

I need a cure for lifetime depression.

Is anyone working on that?

It is a terrible illness, and I get no help that makes me any better.

I am very ill, ostracised, ignored, criticised, and carry a stigma I don't deserve.


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

Is smart tech safe?
What are the best first smartphones for kids?
What is multi-room audio?

More KNOWHOW Articles

Fresh-picked flowers in oils

Wild Roses, oil board, 

12x10in. (30.5x25.5cm)


For true drama, visit Benmore Botanic Garden, set in a stunning mountainside location just seven miles north of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula.

Benmore Botanic Garden
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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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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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Coconut Flour

Health food of the month - Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is growing fast in popularity as people learn about its high levels of nutrients, its low calories and how it is very easy to digest.


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

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Current Competitions:

Enter the February Prize Draw

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February 2018 Prize Draw
This month you could win 3 day break for two people with HF Holidays, staying at one of their 18 country house hotels across the UK.


Competition closes on the 28th February 2018

WIN Ice Cold in Alex on DVD!

Ice Cold in Alex DVD

1942: The Libyan war zone, North Africa. After a German invasion a British ambulance crew are forced to evacuate their base but become separated from the rest of their unit. Somehow they must make it to Alexandria, but how?

We have 3 copies of the DVD to give away.

Competition closes 28th February 2018

WIN a bag of bird-friendly coffee!

Bird and Wild coffee

Here’s something worth percolating on; the RSPB has teamed up with Bird & Wild to offer a truly ethical and environmentally friendly shade-grown coffee that is triple certified as Bird Friendly, Organic and Fairtrade.

We have 7 prizes to give away!

Competition closes 15th March 2018

WIN Goodbye Christopher Robin
on DVD!

Goodbye Christopher Robin DVD

Goodbye Christopher Robin is a touching nostalgic trip back in time, recounting when author A. A. Milne created the adorable children’s classic story of Winnie-the-Pooh. Directed by Simon Curtis, it is "one of the best British films you'll see all absolute must for grown-up Winnie-the-Pooh fans" (Mail on Sunday, EVENT) and one that will warm your hearts as we encounter how the infamous Pooh Bear, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore first came to life. Releasing on Blu-ray™ and DVD 26th February.

We have 2 DVDs to give away!

Competition closes 29th March 2018

WIN a pair of tickets to Ocean Liners: Speed and Style!

Empress of Britain colour lithograph poster for Canadian Pacific Railways, J.R. Tooby, London, 1920 – 31 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Medium)

To celebrate the opening of Ocean Liners: Speed and Style (Sponsored by Viking Cruises) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, take the chance to enter our competition and win a pair of tickets to this brand new exhibition.

We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away.

Competition closes 31st March 2018

Win a DVD copy of THE PARTY
The hilarious comedy from Sally Potter

The Party DVD

Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) has just been appointed to a key ministerial position in the shadow cabinet – the crowning achievement of her political career. She and her husband Bill (Timothy Spall) plan to celebrate this with a few close friends. As the guests arrive at their home in London the party takes an unexpected turn when Bill suddenly makes some explosive revelations that take everyone present by surprise. Love, friendships and political convictions are soon called into question in this hilarious comedy of tragic proportions.

We have 2 copies to give away!

Competition closes 2nd April 2018