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New university courses for older learners

Adult learning in the UK lags behind other EU countries, but new courses aim to bring more over 50s back into education.

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15th Dec 2016
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If music be the food of love, play on

Take a romp through the decades with SunLife's nostalgic jukebox featuring artists such as Johnny Cash, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, David Bowie.

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20th May 2016
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Our favourite holiday memories

Grey skies and wet weather cannot replace the enduring memories of the summer holidays we enjoyed while growing up.

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10th Aug 2015
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Loneliness: the invisible epidemic

Which? Elderly Care study finds isolation and loneliness among older people at epidemic levels

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17th Jul 2015
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Over 55s rejoice! New research identifies best years to be single

Report show over 50s are confident and self-assured daters in search for happiness in later life

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29th Jun 2015
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Could your club benefit from £500?

Do you help run a group, club or charity that benefits older people? Could your organisation do things better with a £500 award?

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26th Jun 2015
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Over 55s would ditch spouse for celebrity travel companion

A new survey has found that Helen Mirren and George Clooney come out on top as dream holiday companions among over-55s.

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11th Jun 2015
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Why over 50s have the upper hand when it comes to business

They say age is just a number. Well, they’re wrong

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3rd Jun 2015
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Older workers burdened by workplace stress

Workplace stress and anxiety are growing problems for the UK's growing number of older workers. Dr Lynda Shaw challenges business leaders to address the issue.

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7th May 2015
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It’s never too late

Ever felt that life is passing you by? Abby East looks at older people who held the bull by the horns and followed their dreams to a happy later life.

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23rd Apr 2015
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Charm offensive or simply offensive?

What do you want from the next government? Take our survey and find out what your peers really think about retirement and working in later life.

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7th Apr 2015
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The end of nuisance calls and phone pests?

81% affected by phone pests as new research reveals extent of nuisance calls in UK.

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31st Mar 2015
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Villages to relieve pressure on the sandwich generation

New membership scheme looks to reconnect social circles for busy sandwich generation women.

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21st Jan 2015
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Britons losing ability to age with dignity

Dr Lynda Shaw ask what is wrong with being happy with the age we are?

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21st Jan 2015
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Mary Jordan joins 50connect as expert dementia columnist

We’re delighted to introduce Mary Jordan as our new regular dementia expert contributor

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17th Dec 2014
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Apple store with a difference

Revealing 1000 varieties of the oldest, rarest (and even the world’s ugliest) apples to mark the seasonal harvest

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29th Oct 2014
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Knitting for good causes

A group of generous locals from Whithorn have been knitting and crocheting for over four years for a host of good causes at home and abroad.

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20th Oct 2014
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Free adrenaline rushes for over 80s

Zip World, Snowdonia, offer free extreme experience to over 80s on 100mph zip wire as part of Octogenarian October promotion.

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15th Oct 2014
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NHS facing winter pressures from unnecessary GP and A&E visits

New health campaign Treat Yourself Better aims to ease pressure on already struggling NHS services and reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions

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24th Sep 2014
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Billy Elliot the Musical live in cinemas for one day only

The musical classic comes to the big screen live from London's West End

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13th Jun 2014
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97 year-old man becomes runner-up For Britain’s Best Volunteer Award

'Outstanding example' John Shannon gives up time to assist Carers’ Time Off scheme.

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15th May 2014
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World's oldest holocaust survivor dies

Alice Herz-Sommer, the world’s oldest survivor of the holocaust, has died in London at the age of 110 years.

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25th Feb 2014
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Keep your independent life by adjusting how you live

How the charity Crossroads Care CNL, in London, is supporting independent living with a home-share programme.

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25th Feb 2014
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Will the NHS pay my care home fees?

If you or a loved one are moving into residential care it can be difficult to find out what financial help is out there and if you are entitled to any.

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31st Jan 2014
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Over-55s most likely to have a house in good repair

If you're retired or looking forward to retirement and want to enjoy a house in a good state of repair, it makes sense to get the house sorted.

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6th Nov 2013
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Bullied over 50s - a hidden problem

10-20% of elderly people have suffered bullying from people in their own community: verbal intimidation, physical abuse - and this may be just a drop in the ocean

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1st Nov 2013
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Cheating is not a sin ... apparently

Infidelity is not a sin say 70 percent of dating site members

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23rd Oct 2013
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Care and elderly relatives

Care.com research finds over 45s unwilling to discuss elder care needs

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13th May 2013
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50 is young and ripe for reinvention

Study uncovers 50+ generation’s attitude to life, the universe and aging, and reveals huge appetite for learning

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10th May 2013
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Meningitis and grandchildren

Awareness campaign urges grandparents to learn about the symptoms of bacterial meningitis in children

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24th Apr 2013
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