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LaterLife Challenge 2014

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

The LaterLife Challenge is all about enjoying later life, in particular recognising those who are making the most of their retirement (or partial retirement) and are great role models for us all.

Our panel of judges includes celebrity Valerie Singleton of Blue Peter fame, and with some excellent prizes this competition is not to be missed.



Health in later life

All the latest articles and Health News

Read the latest health features covering:
Risk of Painkillers
A Wake Up Call For Insomniacs!
Statins - Should we or shouldn't we?

Plus our regular column Home Exercise & Rehab.
Gina is asked about Improving posture to resolve upper back pain.

We also have a brand new article series with Bupa:
Prostate and Ovarian Cancer Awareness
Dream Big after Retirement
New Year - New Memories

Health food of the month - Feta cheese

With spring well on its way and summer just around the corner, our thoughts turn to salads and interesting lighter meals.

Feta cheese comes into its own in warmer weather as it is lovely mixed with salads and dotted on other recipes to give more substance and flavour.

Our New Travel Series

Visit Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route is regarded as one of the world’s great road journeys, a way-marked 120-mile trail of outstanding scenic drives and fascinating attractions.



Dates for the Diary April 2014








This month there is a lot to be keeping you busy; with St George and Easter celebrations as well as Boat Races, Flower Shows and the Anniversary of one of England's greatest writers...






Breach of Promise of Marriage

Denise Bates uncovers the antics of Victorian women who made multiple claims for damages after being jilted before getting to the altar.



Decorated Eggs for Easter

Easter is one of those events which really hasn’t changed too much over the years. Certainly it was more religious in my youth, but the fundamentals of presenting highly decorated eggs - plus of course giving chocolate easter eggs - has remained unchanged over decades.



Easter Recipe Fun From Waitrose

Easter is fast approaching and Waitrose have supplied us with some great seasonal recipes including: Happy Easter biscuits, Hot Cross Bun Loaf and Lemony Easter Cup Cakes.

Have a look at the recipes here


Recipe Inspiration from Waitrose

WaitroseTake a look at this month's recipes from Waitrose, featuring some recipes inspired by LaterLife's Health Food of the Month - Feta


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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
Interest Index


Gardener's Diary

Gardening Jobs for April

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


Health food of the month - Feta cheese

With spring well on its way and summer just around the corner, our thoughts turn to salads and interesting lighter meals.



Beyond the Headlines: How To Stay Healthy

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

This month: how to stay healthy. Jeanne looks at dealing with the wide variety of health advice that we are bombarded with.


Gina John


Home exercise and Rehab

  Gina John is a Pilates Practitioner and Registered Osteopath who has spent many years offering help and advice, especially to the over 50 age group.

This month: Improving posture to resolve upper back pain.



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.

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


Maggi answers a query about feeling lonely and finding yourself alone for the first time




LaterLife TechnoFile

The TehcnoFile covers a broad range of topics like Apps, technological developments as well as handy 'how to' guides.


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


Art Masterclass


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

This month:- Sue Sareen demonstrates how to succeed in painting the human figure 


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
See the full list of LATEST ADDITIONS

CHESTER - going for Romans, shopping & bats
MENTON - where lemon trees bloom year-round
THAI CUISINE- Try that spicy food

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Press passes  Pick of the press 

Each month we receive masses of information from companies about new products and events. We select the most interesting here.

This month it is devoted to the National Trust as they had a major press release and we wanted to cover it in has some great ideas to welcome in spring.


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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Laterlife Interest Extras articles

Current Competitions

Happy Days Theatre Competition

‘A feel-good triumph’
Mail on Sunday

Goodbye grey skies, hello blue! Happy Days are here again with the premiere of a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable King of Cool Arthur 'The Fonz' Fonzarelli.

We’ve got 3 pairs of tickets to be won to see Happy Days touring Theatre.

Competition closes 30th April2014

VisitScotland and LaterLife Competition


In partnership with VisitScotland, LaterLife have a truly fantastic prize to be won by one lucky reader in our massive free prize draw

A captivating 2-night stay for two at the stunning 4-star Marine Hotel in Troon is just the start! Situated next to Royal Troon golf course, this coastline hotel offers breathtaking views of the Isle of Arran.

Competition closes 29th April 2014

Other Desert Cities at The Old Vic Competition

Pulitzer Prize finalist and creator of hit TV series, Brothers & Sisters and contributor on The West Wing, Jon Robin Baitz has taken America by storm with his Broadway debut. Other Desert Cities, an acidly witty and deeply affecting tour de force, melds the political and personal with electrifying results. Nominated for five Tony Awards, the award-winning play now makes its UK premiere at The Old Vic with Lindsay Posner (Noises Off and The Winslow Boy) returning to direct the stellar cast, Sinéad Cusack, Peter Egan, Clare Higgins, Daniel Lapaine and Martha Plimpton.

LaterLife has three pairs of tickets to be won.

Competition closes on 30th April 2014