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Social Activities to improve heart health

Being diagnosed with a heart condition can be a daunting experience leading to anxiety and concern about the forthcoming treatments, and worries about coping with home and family life.

A good support network of colleagues, friends and family can ease your troubles and help you see things in a different way. A problem shared is a problem halved.



Silver Travel Advisor Article:

In the summer of 2015, Silver Travel Advisor surveyed their members to find out which holidays were on their wish list. Take a look at the favourites.

Health food of the month - Aubergine

It is time to start thinking about fresh crab which will give the very best flavour and texture.  Britain’s main species of crab… cancer pangurus, or brown or common crab… is coming in now - its season really runs from spring on through the summer months. 



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


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


Our chocolate and pistachio breakfast wreath is an utter show-stopper (if we do say so ourselves). Wow your family with this beautiful bake, filled to the brim with rich flavours.


Travels with Alice
The Grand Canyon

“How about coming my way this year,” Alice says.  “You’ve never been to The Grand Canyon, have you.”

What a treat! Not only is this geological wonder ranked first in a recent poll of British travellers as the place they most wanted to visit, but I will have Alice as my guide.

Alice has been living in Phoenix, Arizona since her marriage some 40 years ago. Trips to the Canyon, a day’s drive away, were favourite family outings. She knows the trails, the best place to stay, most spectacular views, and the history.



A nice glass of white wine

Summer is nearly here, and for many of us one of the big pleasures at this time of year is sitting outside with a nice glass of wine. White wine, with its lighter body and fresher flavour, is a summer favourite but for those of us who are not experts, sometimes it can be tricky to know what wine to choose.

Rather than stick to one you know, once you learn about their different backgrounds and flavours, it can become fascinating to try different white wines…and there are just so many varieties to choose from.



A tick for Lyme Disease

A report from the NHS says the number of cases of Lyme disease has quadrupled in the last 12 years or so, plus news from the vets charity PDSA suggesting there has been a big increase in pets suffering from the disease as well as humans.

So we at Laterlife decided it was time to find out more about Lyme disease.


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Jennie's special offers direct to you from Silver Towers

Well, a third of the way through the year already, that’s hard to believe! The holiday season has started, there’s no doubt, and we’ve a wonderful cruise to be won this month from Honfleur to Paris, so do enter the prize draw now.

And for your super travel photographs how about a CEWE photobook? there are three you could win in our competition, enter now.

We’d like to thank all of you who have voted for the Silver Travel Awards, and if you haven’t voted yet, please do here, there are just days to go!

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Gardener's Diary

This month's Gardening Tips: Jobs to do this month and Getting outdoors

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



Travels With Alice -
The Grand Canyon:
A Visit to the Beginning of Time

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

Jeanne's column gives a personalized viewpoint on her recent travels. Insights into human behavior are mixed, in inimitable Jeanne style, with great locations and underlying humour.


This is a flavour combo that you really should try. These maple bacon cupcakes consist of a cinnamon spiced cupcake, topped with a maple flavoured buttercream, crispy bacon bits and drizzled with a generous serving of Maple syrup flavoured treat, they are sure to make a great conversation starter when served at a party.



Have a look at some of the latest job opportunities

or read's article about Finding a job when you are over 50.

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

Over my career I certainly met plenty of people who were finding those changes hard. I know I found my transition difficult and missed my counselling and training work very much. I missed the brilliant and supportive colleagues in our shared office/sitting room, I missed the routine, and the wonderfully courageous people who trusted me to be alongside them as they struggled to make sense of their problems.


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

This month we look at data roaming on your mobile phone.

What does data roaming mean?
How to Detect Wireless Piggybacking?
How to Roll Back to your Previous Operating System?
Using a DVD Recorder
More KNOWHOW Articles

How to Paint Bluebells in Watercolour using a Splattering Technique with Ian Pethers

We are approaching that time of the year again when our woodlands are filled with the aroma of purple blue scent, as the annual carpet of bluebells spreads across the forest floor. It’s an irresistible scene to the landscape painter.


Visit Scotland

Scotland’s events calendar is brimming with Highland games across the summer months. See traditions come to life and watch as strength and stamina are put to the test in great heavy and track competitions.

Highland Games in Scotland
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Award winning travel writers, broadcasters and photographers Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan spotlight destinations and topics in the Travel Guide

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Health food of the month
- Aubergines

It is time to start thinking about fresh crab which will give the very best flavour and texture.  Britain’s main species of crab… cancer pangurus, or brown or common crab… is coming in now - its season really runs from spring on through the summer months. 



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Current Competitions:

Enter the May Prize Draw

This month, our winner and partner will be taking a cruise, leaving 20 August 2016, along the Cote Fleurie for 5 nights from Honfleur to Paris, savouring the delights of all things French.

You will enjoy all the benefits of touring, whilst unpacking your bags just once, returning to the pleasures of the ship and all meals included (superb French cuisine of course!), unlimited onboard drinks (beer wine, spirits, soft drinks, tea and coffee) and entertainment in the evening.  


Competition closes on the 31st May 2016

Win tickets to the
Birmingham Cruise Show!

Discover a whole world of voyages at the Birmingham CRUISE Show...

Whether you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise to a far-flung destination, a sumptuous ultra-luxury voyage, maybe a relaxing cultural river cruise or a tropical family cruise-holiday with lots to entertain all ages - the CRUISE Show will have it all.

Competition closes 1st June 2016

Win Spotlight DVD!

SPOTLIGHT is the heart-stoppingly tense
true-crime thriller based on the enthralling Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation.
Led by Walter ‘Robby’ Robinson (Michael Keaton), the team of investigative journalists at The Boston Globe, known as ‘Spotlight’, pride themselves on their relentless dedication to exposing the truth of society’s ills and bringing the guilty to account.

Competition closes 9th June 2016

Win a John le Carré's 'Our Kind of Traitor' prize bundle!

Based on the best-selling novel by John le Carré, OUR KIND OF TRAITOR boasts an
all-star cast including Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis and Naomie Harris. From acclaimed director Susanna White (Bleak House, Boardwalk Empire, Generation Kill) and adapted for the screen by one of the UK's most exciting writers, Hossein Amini (Drive, The Wings of a Dove), OUR KIND OF TRAITOR in cinemas now. To celebrate its release, we have five prize bundles to give away including an Our Kind Of Traitor poster and soundtrack.

Competition closes 20th June 2016

Win Florence Foster Jenkins goodies!

Florence Foster Jenkins starring Oscar winner Meryl Streep and British Icon Hugh Grant is in cinemas nationwide now, and to celebrate we’ve got 4 sets of limited edition Florence Foster Jenkins goodies to give away; including a copy of the film’s soundtrack, character postcard sets and branded ear plugs.

Competition closes 15th June 2016

Win tickets to the
Glasgow Cruise Show!

Discover a whole world of voyages at the Glasgow CRUISE Show...

Packed with information and inspiration visitors can enjoy exclusive money-saving show offers and upgrades, be inspired by the informative free talks, gain essential expert advice that you won’t find in the brochure, discover different ship styles and incredible destinations and hear directly from the cruise lines about what’s new for 2017.

Competition closes 1st July 2016

Win tickets to Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain!

We all want to meet people from history.
The trouble is everyone is dead!

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for a special production of Horrible Histories featuring your favourite characters from our barmy past to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Barmy Britain in the West End!

Competition closes 1st July 2016

Win a 30 piece BBQ set!

Win a fantastic 30 piece BBQ set worth £50, from HotSpring World, the hot tub professionals and get that BBQ sizzling!

Competition closes 23rd July 2016