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Benefits of living near the city centre

Benefits of living near the city centre

It’s not enough living within a stone’s throw of the high street, today’s modern retiree wants to be within striking distance of the bright lights of the city says JANE SLADE Former model and sculptor Gillian Webb, still loves shopping for fashionable clothes at 84...
Retiring with family and friends

Retiring with family and friends

A major deterrent to downsizing is being unable to find a suitable retirement development close to your family and friends. But what if you could persuade them to move to the same development as you? This is just what Barbara Friggens did some 80 years after being...
How you can benefit from caring for an animal

How you can benefit from caring for an animal

There are many mental health benefits as well as physical ones that come from spending time with animals and pets The health benefits of dog ownership are well documented and a study commissioned last year by pet food company, Butcher’s Pet Care found that dog owners...
Introducing a new way to live in retirement

Introducing a new way to live in retirement

Nicholas John talks to Keith Cockell, Chairman of Inspired Villages, market leaders in the care village sector Keith, why are you looking to publish this series of interviews? After many years spent developing retirement villages and working to get across the...
Retiring from work, but not from life!

Retiring from work, but not from life!

The common misconception is that retirees automatically reach for their pipes and slippers when they decide to stop working, but this is often far from the truth In fact, many sixtysomethings use their retirement as an opportunity to take up new hobbies, go travelling...
Discover your voice on a singing holiday

Discover your voice on a singing holiday

It takes someone rather special to turn a small group of mature women who have never sung together before into a respectable a capella group, says JANE SLADE after experiencing a singing holiday in Salzburg This wasn’t a typical Run By Singers holiday. In fact it was...