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LaterLife Challenge 2014:

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

The LaterLife Challenge 2014 judging has begun!

Thank you to everyone who entered this year.

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Health in later life

All the latest articles and Health News

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Get Lippy for Men’s health

Atchoo! It’s that time of year again – the common cold

Health food of the month - Pork

Pork is also a really good source of vitamin V12, key to help our nervous systems; and it also contains B6 and niacin.


With Pork as our health food of the month, we have secured a 10% discount with Meatpacks plus this November enjoy a free 1kg Boneless Pork Loin Joint too! All you need is to enter laterlife99 at the checkout.

Not valid with items in the following categories: Special Offers, Customer Orders & Redeem Vouchers.

Keeping warm in winter

The Royal Voluntary Service has looked at how to keep healthy and well in winter and has developed some top tips of things to consider and ways to prepare for winter. Even if you are totally fit and active, there are some good tips here and there may also be ideas you can pass on to older people you know.



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!

Click here to complete the Survey


Overrated and Underrater Family Activities

I am a great fan of Tim Lott, the writer, and the weekly columns he writes in the Family Section of the Saturday Guardian. The one titled My five top- and- bottom family activities recently was especially satisfying. Click here to read Jeanne Davis's comments on his list of overrated and underrated family activities



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 - Pork.


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: Encourage wildlife to your garden

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: Overrated and Underrater Family Activities

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

This month: Overrated and Underrater Family Activities


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 - Pork

Pork is also a really good source of vitamin V12, key to help our nervous systems; and it also contains B6 and niacin.


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

Relationship Column: Friends and Neighbours

This month Maggi acknowledges how important friends and neighbours can be, no matter what their age, whether they are older or younger. Nurture them. Their friendship is a gift, as yours can be to them.


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

This articles is what to look for when buying a camcorder.


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: Solar Power


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


Art Masterclass: How to Paint Autumn Leaves

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

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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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Meatpacks - Get an exclusive 10% Discount, plus as a bonus this November, enjoy a free 1kg Boneless Pork Loin Joint

Meatpacks deliver high quality, value for money meat delivered straight to your doorstep.

With passion for quality meat, Meatpacks ask why eat processed food when you can share a quality roast joint of beef, pork, lamb or poultry with family and friends at prices up to 30% cheaper than the supermarket?

We are confident that LaterLife readers will be impressed by our products and our pricing and are offering a 10% discount code.

To get 10% off at Meatpacks just type in the code laterlife99 at the checkout.

Also as a November bonus get a FREE 1kg Boneless Pork Loin Joint with our code too.

Not valid with items in the following categories: Special Offers, Customer Orders & Redeem Vouchers.


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LaterLife Interest Extras

Win one of three Euopean Holidays from the Silver Travel Advisor Prize Draw

If you are Hungary for a holiday, this month’s 3 prizes should whet your appetite!

First prize is a 3 night holiday for two at one of Budapest`s most prestigious 5* hotel, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in a superior room, including breakfast. You will also receive a city tour, 72 hour city attraction cards, a wonderful dinner, a boat trip and a visit to the thermal baths. This is a brilliant short break prize!

Second prize is a 2 night stay for two at one of Europe’s top Health Spa Resorts, the Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget 4*Superior, with a half-board stay in an Executive room and unlimited access to the Premier Fitness Centre and Spa. With a fine dinner, city attraction cards and bus tickets added in, you will have a relaxing interesting time.

Third prize is a 3 night bed and breakfast holiday for two to Debrecen, in the east of Hungary, staying at the centrally located Hotel Lycium with use of the hotel`s wellness services. Enjoy a visit to the thermal baths, a sightseeing tour and gourmet dinner to complete your stay!

Win one of three Euopean Holidays from the Silver Travel Advisor Prize Draw

Competition closes on the 30th November 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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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 a pair of tickets to see Beautiful in the West End

Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including the Drifters, the Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and the Monkees.

Playing at the Aldwych Theatre from 10 February 2015. For more information and to book tickets call 0845 200 7981 or visit

Competition closes on the 21st December 2014

Win a pair of top price tickets to see Cinderella starring Linda Gray at New Wimbledon Theatre

Golden Globe and Emmy award nominated actress Linda Gray makes her pantomime debut in this year’s Cinderella at New Wimbledon Theatre.

This magical rags to riches fairytale features sumptuous sets, gorgeous fairytale costumes, riotous panto dames, big song and dance numbers and bags of audience participation. Fun and laughter is guaranteed for every member of the family.

Competition closes on the 14th December 2014

Win tickets to see Electra at The Old Vic

Senior Concession rate available - £30

'A kill-for-a-ticket triumph'
The Daily Telegraph

Kristin Scott Thomas and director Ian Rickson are developing into one of the great creative partnerships of our time’ The Independent

Call 0844 871 7628 to book
Concessions rate is valid on best available seats for matinee performances only. Subject to availability and not valid on premium seats. A £2.50 transaction fee applies

Competition closes on the 7th December 2014

This month English Heritage are giving LaterLife readers the chance to win one of three 12 months English Heritage senior memberships.

Whether you're looking to discover grand historic houses and castles or explore beautiful gardens, an English Heritage membership is your key to unforgettable days out.

From just £39, this unique gift gives a whole year of unlimited access to over 400 historic properties. A great gift idea all year round.!

Competition closes on the 14th December 2014

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