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Challenge Regional Winner:

Read about our Regional winner for Scotland - Christine Ainley

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Health food of the month - Mushrooms

Once you start learning more about mushrooms, it is amazing the variety that is available.



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.


To achieve the classic bright red sponge we would recommend that you use red food colouring gel as opposed to the liquid version, the gel will hold its colour better when baked.


Long To Reign Over Us

In case you have missed it, on September 9th this year the Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history.



Tongue tests for alzheimers

There is an easy new test being talked about that could help to determine if you are at risk of alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.



Writer's Block: Writing Letters

Some would-be writers might think that magazine letters are not "real" writing, but they serve many useful purposes for potential authors.


Planning Retirement Online


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:

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Our partners at Silver Travel Advisor bring you the latest discounts and added value offers for cruise, touring, UK breaks and many other holidays to suit all tastes and budgets. Find out more!



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...



Gardener's Diary

This month's Gardening Tips: Collecting, storing and re-using water

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



Beyond the Headlines: Seniors in Films

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

Like some of these executives, I didn't grow up in the digital and social media environment. Mid-career I had to learn to use the computer and eventually the internet. Social media was still on the horizon. Now some years later I'm confronted with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, et al.


Our brand new baking series' second installment is cream tea strawberry jam tarts, which are perfect to have with afternoon tea



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

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Health food of the month - Mushrooms

Once you start learning more about mushrooms, it is amazing the variety that is available (see list below). It is also exciting to realise that is really is quite easy to go out and forage for your own mushrooms.


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

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Look Fabulous Forever

A new series by Tricia Cusden, Founder and MD of make up brand Look Fabulous Forever, that gives guidance on beauty.


Relationship Column:

This month Maggi looks at really liking a son or daughters current partner annd thoughts on 'how do I stop myself getting attached, in case they break up.'


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

This month we look at choosing good, powerful, passwords that aren't easy to guess to keep our details safe and secure.

Printer not working? How to diagnose the problem

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: Wearable Smart Tech


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


Art Masterclass:
How to Paint Sunsets with Steve Strode

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

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Read about the LaterLife Retirement Planning & Finance web site. A valuable resource for you and your children.

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In August, there’s a cruise to be won around the Mediterranean with MSC Cruises, who won Best Cruise Line at the Silver Travel Awards, voted for by Silver Travellers. The cruise is to be taken in 2016.

On an MSC Cruise, you’ll have the chance to really relax in a laid back atmosphere, with an amazing crew to look after all your needs. Add to that, the Fantastica experience which provides 24 hour room service, with no charge for delivery along with fabulous restaurants offering international dishes, and you have all the ingredients for an amazing voyage.

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Would you like a break from routine – and the chance to have a change of scene at no cost to yourself?

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Since 1980 Homesitters Ltd has been employing mature, responsible people to live in other people’s homes and care for their pets and possessions while the owners are away. The company has a nationwide network of nearly 1000 carefully vetted employees.

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