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A guide to choosing a retirement property

A guide to choosing a retirement property

Jane Slade offers a five point guide to sourcing the ideal retirement property A new survey from the Retirement Villages Group reveals that over 55s biggest worry is their health. Yet evidence shows that people live longer, healthier lives in a retirement community....

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Ring the bells with the Churchill Choir

Ring the bells with the Churchill Choir

Congratulations to the fabulous Churchill Choir and their conductor Ali Sharpe on producing their first Christmas Single called Ring the Bells which you can view and listen to below! The choir comprises retirees who have bought properties at Churchill...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Making a mobility scooter a fashion accessory

Making a mobility scooter a fashion accessory

Etiquette expert Liz Brewer is never one to miss a party – even when she has broken her leg reports JANE SLADE Liz Brewer, who starred as the fearsome teacher in the TV series Ladette to Lady, decided to make The Chelsea Flower Show, her first outing after fracturing...

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Learning to be an actress at 68

Learning to be an actress at 68

Older actresses complain there aren’t enough good parts for them but this has not deterred Lady Henrietta Rous who is pursuing an acting career at aged 68, reports JANE SLADE Lady Henrietta, whose family own the Cliffside village of Clovelly in Devon (where the Water...

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