Six simple ways to help your community

14 Jun 2017

Supporting your local community can bring a whole host of benefits. Lending a helping hand can help you to make new friends, learn new skills, advance your career and, most importantly, give something back to your local community.

6 skills you can learn in 6 months

25 Apr 2017

If you’ve recently retired or you have some extra time on your hands, you may be looking to learn a new skill. The prospect of starting something completely new may seem exciting or perhaps slightly daunting, but according to Josh Kaufman, bestselling author of ‘The First 20 Hours’, retirement is the perfect time to pick-up forgotten hobbies or learn a new life skill.

Free dental care and prescriptions

06 Apr 2017

Some things in life are free, and fortunately when you're pregnant and during your baby's first year dental care and prescriptions are a couple of them.

Outdoor exercise and mindfulness

28 Aug 2015

We all know that exercise is great for our bodies - but when it does wonders for your outlook too, the activity becomes something far more beneficial. This is why outdoor exercise has become more popular than ever before. Along with getting a good work out, exercisers are able to get some fresh air and some time to reconnect with the natural world - something that's important, but often overlooked when our days are spent working away in the office.

How can you maintain a social life in retirement?

17 Aug 2015

Retirement can signal a time of transition, as many aspects of your life begin to change. With the prospect of more free time, many see this as the perfect opportunity to try out new hobbies or travel somewhere different, while meeting old friends - and making new friends - along the way. We'll take a look at how you can truly take advantage of retirement, and the benefits it can bring to your social life.

Volunteering for busy people

12 May 2015

Many of us would love to volunteer but simply don’t have enough free time on our hands. The good news is, volunteering doesn’t have to hijack your days off – there’s a manageable way you can help good causes: microvolunteering.

50 ways to carry out random acts of kindness every day

17 Feb 2015

Happiness is contagious. Just like a yawn or a smile, it can spread like wildfire through a group of people – which is why it’s practically impossible to stay grumpy when someone around you is in high spirits.  The same rings true for kindness. If a stranger gives up a seat for you on the train or holds open the door...

Ditch the over 50s stereotype

13 Nov 2014

Growing older is a liberating opportunity to reinvent yourself and a prime time to live life to the full. Yet this view on later life is rarely reflected in the media, with over 50s frequently being labelled as ‘old’ and ‘over the hill’. Not to mention patronising TV advertisements which characterise anyone past 50 as belonging to the same homogeneous group, and fashion retailers who simply just don’t get it.

How to re-connect with friends or family

11 Nov 2014

For many people, life can be very busy and demanding, for all sorts of reasons. When life finally starts to calm down, for example when your children leave home or you retire, it’s a good time to take stock of what’s most important. And for many people, that means re-connecting with long-lost friends or family.

Are you one of these 16 personality types?

19 Sep 2014

No-one likes to be pigeonholed because we’re all unique, but there are certain personality traits that we spot in ourselves and often recognise in others.  In the 1940s, after extensively studying the work of renowned psychoanalyst Carl Jung, mother-daughter duo Katherine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers began developing a catalogue of 16 personality types as part of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which they published in 1962.

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