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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.

Your entry may well help others too who are finding the transition between a full working life and full or semi retirement difficult. Learning what others are doing can help bring new ideas and attitudes.

Which is why we are so lucky that Valerie Singleton has agreed to be our chief judge.

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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 - Pumpkin

Pumpkins are of course very tasty and versatile; with their sweet earthy taste they can be used in a range of great dishes from soups to pumpkin pie plus of course as a stand alone vegetable.


Can technology ever replace people in the care industry?

Whether you receive care yourself or have older parents and family members who do, you may find the recent adoption of technology and Robo-Butlers, Artificial Companions & Remote Monitoringlly of interest.


Have your say...

Can technology ever replace people in the care industry?


TourismIrelandConnemara's traditions

The smoke of the peat, the swaying bog grasses, ancient stone walls… it could only be Ireland's traditional heartland of Connemara.



Retired Husband Syndrome

In Italy, America and Japan Retired Husband Syndrome has been recognised as a genuine reason for many wives of retired men becoming depressed.

We can, and we need to, talk to our partners about our joint and individual hopes for retirement.



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 - Pumpkin.

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 September

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: The Long-Distance Grandparent Journeys To South Africa

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

This month: The Long-Distance Grandparent Journeys To South Africa.


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 - Pumpkin

Pumpkins are of course very tasty and versatile; with their sweet earthy taste they can be used in a range of great dishes from soups to pumpkin pie plus of course as a stand alone vegetable.


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

Talking it through


This month Maggi addresses the problems that can surface when going into retirement if there is a break down in communication between partners, particularly when one is angry. She also deals with the threat of violence from a partner and the need to reach out.


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: Perspective made easy

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

This month:- Winston Oh makes Perspective easy...


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.

Sally Smith

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LaterLife features editor

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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

Articles of interest from other organisations

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.

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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LaterLife Interest Extras articles

Current Competitions


Enter the Silver Travel Advisor September Prize Draw to win a week’s cruise for two in Turkey or £1000 of vouchers towards a river cruise.

This month’s prize draw offers a choice of two wonderful prizes, both on water! You and your partner could be cruising along the breath taking Lycian coast in southern Turkey, enjoying a life of luxury aboard a traditional vessel, with modern amenities, the gulet. Leaving Gocek, a busy stylish marina, just 45 minutes from Dalaman airport, you will voyage for 7 days with Blue Cruise, exploring this fascinating region. Not only are the scenery and sea of great beauty, the historical and cultural remains are of great interest, the towns and villages welcoming.

Win a week’s cruise for two in Turkey or £1000 of vouchers towards a river cruise

Competition closes on the 30th September 2014

Win a pair of tickets to see Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour!

This 20th Anniversary UK Tour, gives Riverdance fans old and new, the opportunity to celebrate an incredible milestone for an incredible show. Twenty years after it took its first steps, a truly phenomenal piece of theatrical entertainment is back by popular demand. Don’t miss this anniversary tour!

Win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to see Riverdance 20th Anniversary Tour!

Competition closes on the 30th of September

Win tickets to see Sunny Afternoon

THE KINKS exploded onto the 60’s music scene with a raw, energetic new sound that rocked a nation. But how did that happen, where exactly did they come from and what happened next?

Win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to seeSunny Afternoon

Competition closes on the 29th of September 2014

Win one of three Road DVD's

Narrated by Liam Neeson, ROAD – a heartbreaking and adrenaline-fuelled tale of a family who have dominated road racing for over thirty years.

Win one of three ROAD DVD's

Competition closes on the 28th of September 2014

Win one of four prizes of Gwendolyn micro readers

Foster Grant’s sleek and stylish micro folding reading glasses are designed for everyday use and perfect for people on the go.

Win one of four prizes of Gwendolyn micro readers

Competition closes on the 28th of September 2014

Win a pair of tickets to see a One Stage Play

BREEDERS, is a new comedy, starring Nicholas Burns, Angela Griffin, Tamzin Outhwaite and Jemima Rooper, questions not only why we have children, but how.

Award-winning writer Anya Reiss reimagines Anton Chekhov’s tragicomic masterpiece UNCLE VANYA, in a stunning new version for the 21st century.

Blanche McIntyre directs Emlyn Williams’ critically acclaimed ACCOLADE, a gripping thriller about sex, scandal and blackmail.

Win one of three pairs of tickets to see a One Stage Play

Competition closes on the 17th of September 2014

Click here to see more competitions