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LaterLife Challenge 2014

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

The LaterLife Challenge 2014 is not all about the great prizes we have on offer; it is also about helping others understand what is available for retired people.

Meet Margaret who has used her talent for writing poetry to change her life and to help others, too.

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Health in later life

All the latest articles and Health News

Read the latest health features covering:
Hearing Loss
Implants and Surgery for heavy Snorers
Statins Debate Continues

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

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


Days Out Around the UK

Follow the brand new National Express series as they take us on a journey around the UK, highlighting the best destinations. For their first article they explore Cambridge.


Belfast City


Small but with a big heart, super-cool Belfast is one of Europe’s true renaissance cities. And from playing host to the MTV Europe Awards to being a centre of all things Titanic, the capital of Northern Ireland has got its groove on in a big way.



TechnoFile: Planning Your Holiday - Online

Planning your Holiday can be as simple as walking into a Travel Agency and letting them do all the work. But with the ready availability of the Internet this method is no longer guaranteed to give you the best options or value for money. Why not take it upon yourself to plan your next holiday online.



Nail Infections Afoot This Summer

As the weather warms and we turn to sandals and lightweight shoes, and perhaps even go barefoot on the lawn or the beach, any foot problem really shows.


Health food of the month - Gooseberries

Gooseberries are really healthy little fruits. Like blackberries, they have high amounts of phenolic phytochemicals - these include the flavones and anthocyanins you have probably heard of.



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 - Gooseberries.

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 for July

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: Why do they still call me a Spinster?

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

This month: Jeanne looks at how the term and stereotype 'Spinster.'


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 - Gooseberries

Gooseberries are really healthy little fruits. Like blackberries, they have high amounts of phenolic phytochemicals - these include the flavones and anthocyanins you have probably heard of.


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

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

Talking it through


This month Maggi addresses the problems of a man who realises that, approaching retirement, he isn't quite as close to his wife as it appears on the outside, and wonders how to correct this. Maggi highlights styles of dealing/not dealing with problems which we all use. See which one fits for you.


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!


Why not also check out the Government's Guide to staying Cyber Streetwise

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


Art Masterclass: How to bring drama to your Paintings

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

This month:- Christine Russle shows us how to make dramatic paintings.


Hugh TaylorLaterlife Travel

Award winning travel writers, broadcasters and photographers Hugh Taylor and Moira McCrossan spotlight destinations and topics in the Travel Guide:
Moira McCrossan
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BRIGHTON - London's Regency pleasure dome
- the sandy-beach oasis.
NICE - exploring the Riviera
HELSINKI - go when the sun shines

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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.

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Laterlife features editor

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Laterlife Interest Extras

Articles of interest from other organisations


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.


Home Exchange – the Holiday Alternative

Home Exchange 50plus is a website which enables you to holiday by swapping homes with like-minded travellers, either in your own country or worldwide, and is specifically for those 50 and over.

Find out more about the various ways of exchanging.

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Current Competitions


WIN family tickets to see The Tiger Who Came to Tea... Live on Stage in the West End!

The Tiger Who Came to Tea has roared back into the West End this summer. The stunning stage adaptation of this classic tale of teatime mayhem is now playing at the Lyric Theatre until 7 September.

Win a family ticket to see The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Competition closes on 7th August 2014


Silver Travel Advisor - Win a break for two in the glorious Swiss Alps, travelling on the Glacier Express.

Leaving Zurich by train, you travel to Chur, an ancient city, with wonderful historical sites that you can learn more about from the complementary audio tour Chur Tourism provide. You’ll stay overnight, then enjoy the thrilling highlight of the tour, a journey on The Glacier Express! With sensational views of majestic mountains, chocolate box villages and snowscapes, the extraordinary train ride cannot fail to enthral you. Ending in the charming town of Brig, with time for dinner and a wander, you’ll return home the next day after a relaxing night at a hotel.

Win a break for two in the glorious Swiss Alps, travelling on the Glacier Express

Competition closes on 31st July 2014


Win a pair of tickets to Jeeves & Wooster in ‘Perfect Nonsense’!

Join James Lance as the effervescent, aristocratic fool Bertie Wooster and John Gordon Sinclair as his dutiful valet, Jeeves with Robert Goodale as Seppings in the critically acclaimed stage play Jeeves & Wooster in ‘Perfect Nonsense’.

Win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to Jeeves & Wooster in ‘Perfect Nonsense’ Theatre tickets

Competition closes on 31st July 2014


Win one of three pairs of tickets to see The Crucible at The Old Vic

Richard Armitage stars in Arthur Miller’s classic American drama brought vividly to life in this visceral new production by internationally acclaimed director Yaël Farber.

Win 1 of 3 pairs of The Crucible Theatre tickets

Competition closes on 31st July 2014


Win a pair of tickets to see Dreamboats and Miniskirts at the Theatre!

The sequel to Dreamboats and Petticoats…What happened to ‘Bobby & Laura’ and ‘Norman & Sue’…?

Their story continues…inspired by the 7 smash hit multi-million selling albums of Dreamboats and Petticoats.

Win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to Dreamboats and Miniskirts at a theatre near you!

Competition closes on 31st July 2014