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Campaigns & Issues
Help Age UK fight loneliness and isolation
Shockingly, over one million older people have not seen a friend or family member in a whole month.
Age UK needs your support to fight loneliness and isolation by helping 16,000 older people to get online and get connected.
The Charity is through to a public vote for a £500,000 Global Impact Award from Google’s Global Impact Challenge and is urging people to visit their website to vote for their innovative project, which will open up a new online world for thousands of older people.
Older people aim to top charts for charity
Singers and musicians living in Anchor care homes and retirement housing properties across England are celebrating the pre-release of their unique charity single, raising money to combat loneliness.
The Anchor Community Band’s “See Yourself” was inspired by comments from older people from across England, Scotland and Wales and was recorded by more than 350 people. The track, in aid of national charity Contact the Elderly, is available to pre-order as a CD on Amazon.co.uk and as a download on iTunes.
Competitions & Fun
Win a bundle of two Yoga and Pilates fitness DVDs
Have you wanted to try yoga but weren’t sure where to begin?
Learn correct form and breathing techniques as you move through basic yoga poses and sequences that will help you increase strength, flexibility and overall fitness.
Use each program separately, or, as you become more familiar and confident with the poses, connect all three into a challenging 60-minute workout.
And get the most out of your Pilates workout – from the number 1 instructor, Mari Winsor. This DVD is the definitive beginner’s guide to learning correct form and alignment to achieve faster, safer results. Develop the long, lean muscles Pilates is famous for, while increasing strength and energy.
Win a prize at home or away in this month's prize draw with Silver Travel Advisor!
Enter now and you could win a prize at home or away! How about a 7 night break for 2, with flights included, in beautiful Slovenia? Or a trip to London’s glitzy theatreland, staying in a 4* hotel? Both fabulous treats which must be won!
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
New funding for Cardiff researchers to develop new drugs to treat osteoarthritis
Medical research charity Arthritis Research UK has awarded a team of researchers at Cardiff University a grant of £200,000 to investigate new drugs to treat early onset osteoarthritis. The team will investigate a new therapy to reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritis.
Property & Finance
Wanting to Retire Early and to Retire Wealthy?
Roy Weaver is on hand with your essential guide to successful property investing
If you are looking to retire but are unsure how you’re going to survive on your pension, then property investing could be the way forward.
Successful property investor Roly Weaver provides an essential guide for anyone wanting to be successful in the property investing arena in his new book ‘Retire Early Retire Wealthy’ (£14.99 Panoma Press).
‘Retire Early Retire Wealthy’ is jam-packed full of vital advice from self-taught Roly who reveals numerous proven techniques to support the reader in taking control of their own financial future. Not only does Roly’s book provide proven strategies, it also offers interesting anecdotes and sound advice.
Leisure and Lifestyle
Coffee on thighs and rinsing hair with beer – women’s (often bizarre) beauty tips
Rubbing coffee on thighs to combat cellulite and applying baking soda on teeth to make them whiter are among the weird and wonderful beauty secrets employed by women, a survey has revealed. Other tricks of the trade include rinsing hair with raw eggs or beer to make it appear shiny and dabbing toothpaste on spots and insect bites to help heal them.
The research, which delved into the beauty regimes, habits and rituals of 2,000 women found one in ten would be prepared to try any bizarre tips if it made them look better.
10% said they were always a sucker for the latest beauty fad – sleeping in socks full of moisturiser and brushing talcum powder through hair are also common.
Returning to Blighty
A French friend called me this morning and as I spoke to him I looked out of the window and saw grey skies and raindrops hanging off the washing line. I very nearly shed tears that matched them. Why? Because it is now seven years since I left my beloved Languedoc Roussillon in the South West of France after living there for six blissful years and am now residing in West Yorkshire.
I miss the many friends I made there –contrary to popular opinion that the French despise the Brits I found this untrue. Except when England beat them at Rugby! Of course in many towns, and especially Paris, the people are sometimes just plain right rude to anyone who can’t speak fluent French. But go to the many villages and you will find them charming and very helpful as you struggle to find the right words!
I’m so pleased you actually listen to our comments!