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LaterLife Challenge 2014:

Last Week To Enter!

The LaterLife Challenge, recognises great examples of how Britain's over 50s are making the most of retirement.

This is it. One last week to enter the LaterLife 2014 Challenge. 

It is so easy to enter and you might inspire others to make the most of their later years plus there are some terrific prizes on offer.

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Health in later life

All the latest articles and Health News

Read the latest health features covering:
New Light on Stroke Treatment
Help Still Needed for Cancer Research
New Process to help Identify Mental Decline

Plus Home Exercise & Rehab.
Contributed by Gina John, Registered Osteopath &Pilates Practitioner at The Osprey Clinic.

We also have an article series with Bupa:
Running After Retirement
Supporting Carers
World No Tobacco Day
Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Health food of the month - Pheasant

Pheasants are full of protein and also contain lots of other good nutrients. They provide iron and zinc, contain significant levels of B vitamins and also good levels of potassium, an important mineral which works with calcium to help bone strength and promote efficient metabolism.


Work and Retirement Survey

Our new work and retirement survey comes at a time when 'working in later life' and extended working lives is very topical and the subject of Government activity.

We would like to ask for your views as it is such an important subject. We will publish the overall results for everyone to share here on the web site. As a thank  you for giving your views we will also enter you into a competition to win a Fortnum & Mason hamper!

All you need to do is fill in our quick survey with your honest opinions.

Click here to complete the Survey


Atchoo! It's that time of year again - the common cold

With more recent news about the problems of overuse of antibiotics, we thought it was worthwhile revisiting the basic information about the common cold; something that is not helped by antibiotics.



Dates for the Diary: November

November is super busy starting off with the remains of Halloween, sparkling through Guy Fawkes night and then towards the end of the month Christmas events galore start opening across the country.

  • Investigate the Paranormal
  • The Lord's Mayor's Show
  • Ulverston Dickensian Festival



WaitroseRecipe Inspiration from Waitrose

Take a look at this month's starters, mains and dessert recipes from Waitrose, featuring some recipes inspired by LaterLife's Health Food of the Month - Pheasant.


Planning Retirement Online


Current Editions

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
Article Archive


Gardener's Diary

Gardening Jobs this month: Moving Plants

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


Suttons Seeds and Plants

LaterLife users can get 10% off at Sutton Seeds with the code: LL1014


Beyond the Headlines: Good News For The 50+

By Jeanne Davis, written in her usual thought provoking and entertaining style

This month: Good News For The 50+


Gina John


Home exercise and Rehab

Contributed by Gina John, Registered Osteopath &Pilates Practitioner at The Osprey Clinic.

This month: Daily exercise routine to relieve morning stiffness



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

Outdoor Holidays on Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza to be enjoyed not endured

Balearic outdoor holidays organise luxury walking, painting and cycling holidays on Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza for singles, couples and groups alike.

We take care of everything, just turn up and enjoy.

Health food of the month - Pheasant

Pheasants are full of protein and also contain lots of other good nutrients. They provide iron and zinc, contain significant levels of B vitamins and also good levels of potassium, an important mineral which works with calcium to help bone strength and promote efficient metabolism.


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

Dealing with the sadness of a Step Son leaving home

This month Maggi looks at the sadness surrounding a child leaving home.


This brand new series will be introducing new technologies as well as helping us enjoy and make the most of new products for years to come

The first article will help with what to look for in a Tablet.


LaterLife TechnoFile

Technofile will help you to understand some of the bewildering array of technology available today, and possibly help to keep up with your grandchildren!

This month: Home Security


YoucandoIT is a Question and Answer series written by Jackie Sherman focusing on computer queries.


Art Masterclass: How to Draw an Iridescent Peacock Feather in Coloured Pencil

Each month LaterLife presents a feature from either The Artist or its sister publication, Leisure Painter. 


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


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.

Sally Smith

Sally Smith

LaterLife features editor

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If you have friends or relations in South Africa let them know about LaterLife South Africa

Algarve Senior Living: rethinking retirement and long-stay holidays

Join us for 4 weeks at our Algarve Senior Living village and experience the environment and lifestyle.

Quote ASL-LaterLife and get the following benefits!

  1. Guided visit of Portugal’s largest private art gallery

  2. Temporary membership to Europe’s largest senior golfing association

  3. 5% off your monthly base price when you book for 3 months or less!

  4. 10% off the monthly base price when you book for more than 3 months!

Book now via, call 0208 144 7558 for more information or e-mail


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LaterLife Interest Extras

Win a holiday in the beautiful Algarve with Silver Travel Advisor

With the summer over, our prize draw takes us to the sunshine of the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal, with two fabulous holiday prizes to give away to lucky Silver Travellers.

The Algarve is a perfect holiday destination with its warm climate, stunning landscapes, sandy beaches, nature reserves, traditional villages, golf courses, castles and much more. Whatever your taste, it’s a special part of the world that is perfectly suited to Silver Travellers.

Win a holiday in the Algarve

Competition closes on the 31th October 2014

Articles of interest from other organisations

Accommodation in University Colleges and Student Residences

If you enjoy weekend breaks in the UK but find chain hotels a rather impersonal experience, then why not try this unique opportunity to enjoy a stay within a historic college?

Chevron Holidays, Specialists of Malta & Gozo!

After over 30 years Chevron have developed a sincere and reliable working relationship with the friendly Maltese. We have built an enviable reputation for reliability, service and efficiency. We sell direct; thereby offering affordable holidays without any hassle which saves you, the traveller, time and money.

With a vast range of flights and fantastic package holidays from affordable 3* to luxury 5* Chevron will find the best holiday deal for you!

Time4Care: Planning for our own care needs Time4Care

Time4Care, a seamless service that brings together Property Management, Care Advice, Legal Advice and Financial Advice, looks at the things you need to consider when preparing for your own care needs.

Balearic outdoor holidays organise singles walking holidays to be enjoyed not endured.

Our singles weeks are all about having a good time with like minded individuals who are travelling alone for many reasons. Whatever your reason for joining us, we promise you our best attention at all times and will do everything we can to make your time with us a wonderful and fulfilling experience.

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LaterLife Interest Extras articles

Current Competitions


Win a luxury break courtesy of the Eden Hotel Collection and Silver Travel Advisor

The Eden Hotel Collection (the AA Small Hotel Group of the Year 2014) and Silver Travel Advisor are offering you the chance to win a two-night stay for two, including breakfast and dinner on one evening, at any of its eight luxury boutique hotels in some of England’s most stunning locations.

Win a luxury break for two, at a luxury boutique hotel

Competition closes on the 30th November 2014

Win one of ten LightSpecs™ lighted reading glasses worth £25

We’ve teamed up with leading eyewear brand Foster Grant to give away 10 pairs of LightSpecs™ lighted reading glasses worth £25.

LightSpecs offer a brilliantly simple and effective two-in-one solution for those situations where you need magnification and light to focus exactly where you want it.

LightSpecs use tiny powerful LED lights hidden in the temples that are angled down to get light where you are looking so you won’t disturb anyone around you.

Win one of ten LightSpecs™ lighted reading glasses worth £25

Competition closes on the 30th of November 2014

To mark the launch of King Charles III’s new senior rate we’re offering you the chance to win 1 of 2 pairs of tickets.

Following a sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre, Mike Bartlett’s critically acclaimed new future history play King Charles III is now running at Wyndham’s Theatre.

The Queen is dead: after a lifetime of waiting, the prince ascends the throne. A future of power. But how to rule?

Win one of three pairs of tickets to see King Charles III

Competition closes on the 3rd of November 2014

Win the How To Train Your Dragon 2 on DVD

DreamWorks Animation’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 is not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also one of the top ten grossing films of the year in any genre.

The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy returns to the fantastical world of the heroic Viking Hiccup and his faithful dragon Toothless. The inseparable duo must protect the peace and save the future of men and dragons from the power-hungry Drago when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks Animation’s critically acclaimed HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 on Digital HD 3rd November and on Blu-ray™ and DVD on 17th November.

Win the How To Train Your Dragon 2 on DVD

Competition closes on the 23rd November 2014

Win one of three Night Train To Lisbon Books

Based on the international best-selling novel by Pascal Mercier. Featuring an exceptional all-star cast including Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons, NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON is a spell-binding thriller which takes on two emotionally charged journeys revealing a man’s quest for self-discovery and the dying days of the Portuguese dictatorship. The film also stars Melanie Laurent ( Inglourious Basterds), Jack Huston (HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), Bruno Ganz ( Downfall), Tom Courtenay (Quartet), Christ

Win one of three Night Train To Lisbon Books

Competition closes on the 20th of November 2014

Win a Family ticket to see the Wind in the Willows at the Vaudeville Theatre

The Royal Opera House's Olivier Award-winning production of The Wind in the Willows returns to the West End this Christmas season.

Join Badger, Ratty, Mole and the irrepressible Toad on their adventures. From a dusty attic our Narrator, Alan Titchmarsh, brings Kenneth Grahame’s wonderful world vividly to life: from lazy days on the river bank, to speeding cars, a jail break and criminal deeds, cooked up in the Wild Wood.

Win one of two family tickets to see The Wind in the Willows

Competition closes on the 16th of November 2014

Click here to see more competitions