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Campaigns & Issues
Minister for Pensions should fight for the triple lock
The National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP) has urged Steve Webb, the Minister for Pensions, to ensure that he continues to support the triple lock in any discussions with the Liberal Democrat Party.
NFOP believes that any change to the triple lock will undo the good work done to ensure pensioner poverty is decreased and will make current pensioners vulnerable under any new government.
Your vote could win you £50 worth of shopping vouchers
The 50+ Awards give you the opportunity to tell the world who you think provides the best goods and services for those who are aged 50+.
The 50+ Awards are organised by the 50+ Show - Britain's largest series of exhibitions for the active over 50s.
Please vote here in the 50+ Awards 2013 or copy and paste this link. It shouldn't take more than about 3 minutes.
Competitions & Fun
Win one of three fantastic folding chairs from ProMech
The new innovative Paddock Chair by ProMech features the same racing pedigree as ProMechs best-selling office chairs.
Designed specifically for use at outdoor events- The Paddock chair is perfect for festivals, fishing, camping, race meetings and track days – just great for travelling, and you would be able to fit as many chairs as you need in the boot of your car.
Win one of three Great British Breaks with Silver Travel Advisor this month
Enter now and you could win one of three Great British Breaks. This month you have a choice of venues – life on the ocean wave, messing about on the river or on feet firmly on the ground!
Silver Travel Advisor is a friendly website packed with advice, tips, information and honest reviews written by and for silver travellers (aged over 50). A team of advisors are on hand to answer queries (for free), and you can share your own experiences too.
Health & Wellbeing
Spotlight on the Menopause
What are the symptoms and how can you beat them?
Join our live webTV show with menopause expert, Dr Heather Currie and Kathryn Colas, founder of Simplyhormones.com
Show date: 18th June
Show time: 2:30pm
Property & Finance
Elderly face highest rate of inflation for fifth consecutive month
- The Alliance Trust Economic Research Centre has found that, in May, the oldest age group – the 75 and overs once again faced the highest rate of inflation, at 3.0
- The youngest age groups – the under 30s and 30-49 year olds – saw the sharpest increase over the month
- Consistently high gas and electricity price inflation kept the rate of inflation facing the elderly elevated, while increases in clothing and air fare price inflation pushed the inflation rates of the younger age groups higher
Leisure and Lifestyle
Improved pedestrian safety design will help high risk children on the roads, says IAM
Today's report by AXA puts pedestrian safety under the spotlight, the IAM is asking the UK government and car makers to make pedestrian-friendly car fronts a top priority. The government should be taking the lead in lobbying the European Commission and car manufacturers to make radical changes so that vulnerable road users can get the same five star protection as those sitting in the vehicle.
The number of deaths and serious injuries to car occupants fell by 524 in 2011 but amongst vulnerable road users they increased:
Ten Top Tips For Travel Writing
Everyone seems to be at it, travel writing that is! Travel blogs, reviews and articles abound on the internet, and at Silver Travel Advisor we have some marvellous pieces of writing which really tell you all you need to know about a destination that’s good for over 50s travel. We’ve brought together some of our top tips, from successful travel writers.
- Read travel articles in papers, magazines or blogs and work out what really draws you into the writing. Try to find 3 or 4 phrases that create a real ‘pull’ and why that is. It could be the action, the descriptions or the humour.
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